NFL 2016: National Anthem Protests
NFL 2016: National Anthem Protests (Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest)

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick brought his protest against racial inequality to a nationally televised Monday Night Football audience, kneeling on the field rather than standing as the national anthem played. Other players joined the African-American athlete who has ignited a furor within the National Football League through an act of defiance he introduced during pre-season games.

49ers vs Rams Players in Protest


Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified later Sunday when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline with hands on their hearts as "The Star Spangled Banner" played in Seattle

Dolphins Players Who Kneeled in Protest on 9/11

Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest


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