This NFL Quarterback Won’t Stand For The National Anthem

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines lately for not standing for the national anthem. He refused to stand in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers last week as well as other games this summer. He reportedly plans to sit out the national anthem for tonight’s game as well in San Diego.

So why is he sitting during our nation’s song? According to Kaepernick, “When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent in this country, I’ll stand.” He will protest indefinitely until then. His protest has to do with the treatment of “black people and people of color.”

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has defended his actions as highly patriotic, while president hopeful Donald Trump thinks he should he find another country if he isn’t happy.

The game tonight in San Diego is particularly special because it is Military Night and is billed as a tribute to “hundreds of thousands of current and retired military personnel who live and work in San Diego,” according to the San Diego Chargers’ website.