National Football League players join Colin Kaepernick protests

By preseason game three, people started to notice that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was sitting through the national anthem, and when he was asked about it Kaepernick openly said that he was protesting police brutality.

While most of his colleagues wore suits and ties during Monday night's City Council meeting, Councilman Brandon Scott opted for a Colin Kaepernick jersey - the San Francisco quarterback who has sparked a national debate by choosing to sit down during the national anthem.

In addition to Kaepernick, Niners safety Antoine Bethea and linebacker Eli Harold joined their teammate Monday night by holding up fists.

"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 told the media.

On the opposing sideline, the Los Angeles Rams also had two players with raised fists in wide receiver Kenny Britt and defensive end Robert Quinn.

Kaepernick's public visibility has spiked since August 26, when he first took a knee during the pre-game rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner to protest racial and social inequality in the United States.

"Colin Kaepernick is courageous", they sing to the national anthem.

"We may not like it. but we realise that's his right to have an opinion".

On opening day of the National Football League on Sunday, four Miami Dolphins knelt next to each other in a line with their teammates standing next to them.

But the protesting players have been seen as allies of the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew in response to the police shootings. "I don't think it's wrong; I think they should just stand", freshman Anthony Medina said.

Although Orioles manager Buck Showalter supports his players' right to speak out, Jones said he will continue to stand for the anthem because his father is a longtime military man. Oh, I just got all my stuff back Cops are pigs again, cops are pigs. "It's a respectful thing you do for our country", Holly Uber of Collingswood said.

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