Colin Kaepernick must have been disenchanted but didn’t know how to make his opposition known. Eventually, he found his voice and the San Francisco 49ers quarterback chose not to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on August 26, 2016. The move stunned his teammates, as well as, team handlers as they interpreted it as showing disrespect to the state, but after the game, Kaepernick said: “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.”
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