ESPN PRAISES COLIN KAEPERNICK AS HE TAKES A KNEE DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM
Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers home opener at Levi’s Stadium.
As violinist Lindsey Stirling played “The Star Spangled Banner,” Kaepernick and teammate Eric Reid remained on a knee. The players protested as military personnel held up a football-field-sized flag feet above the field. A banner in the seats at one end zone read: “Home of the Faithful.”
At least four other players offered other protests.
San Francisco linebacker Eli Harold and safety Antoine Bethea raised black-power fists during the song. Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn and wide receiver Kenny Britt also held up fists. – READ MORE