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Colin Kaepernicks did not stand during the national anthem, continuing protest

Continuing his protest, Colin Kaepernick found knelt down to one knee during the national anthem. His Teammate Eric Reid accompanied him in this protest as he also dropped to one knee. While Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell from the U.S. Navy sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Also, simultaneously, 240 sailors, marines and soldiers unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium.

Explaining his reason of the protest he said that his pregame protest over the treatment of “black people and people of color and this protest will continue indefinitely.

Earlier this month, he caught in other controversy this time over a pair of socks depicting pigs dressed in police uniforms that he wore during practice last month. He posted the following explanation on Instagram:

“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people. So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”

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