San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Refuses To Stand For National Anthem
By Fox News // August 28, 2016
Kaepernick adopted and raised by white parents
ABOVE VIDEO: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits down during the national anthem
(FOX NEWS) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media.
”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. ”To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.
” There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
The 49ers issued a statement after Pro Football Talk initially reported on Kaepernick’s stand, saying that Americans have the right to protest or support the anthem.
ABOVE VIDEO: Some fans are voicing their anger towards Kaepernick in unique ways.
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