Eric Reid Joins Colin Kaepernick In Kneeling Protest During National Anthem

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.

Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium.

Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. The 49ers’ visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their city’s extensive armed forces community.

Kaepernick got much heavier boos when he took the field to start the game for the 49ers.

In Oakland, Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane also didn’t stand for the anthem.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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  1. Martin Luther says:

    It’s really something how a man stands down when the flag is honored, yet and still when certain people especially those who have not been mistreated by police officers or profiled because of the color of their skin… the ones you find that have a problem with his protest of wanting equality in this country are the ones who turn a blind eye of what this country has become. or should i say has always been . being treated morally wrong because of the color of your skin is the main issue. I commend him for his actions and you mark my words …your gonna see more and more Black men stand up for the same rights, good for you Kaepernick I’m behind you 1000% I’m tired of being mistreated by anybody because i’m a proud Black man that deserves the same respect as anyone else who is not black!

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