Crowd ‘boos’ Kaepernick after he refuses to stand at military appreciation game

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, a starting safety who wasn’t playing, declined to stand for the anthem before the exhibition game dedicated to military appreciation by the Chargers.

The controversial quarterback knelt down as a Navy sailor sang The Star Spangled Banner ahead of the San Francisco 49ers final pre-season game in San Diego on Thursday night.

Yesterday, photographs emerged on social media of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wearing socks showing cartoon pigs in police hats. reportedly wore the socks during several practice sessions during the off-season – weeks before his refusal to stand during the national anthem.

He vowed to continue his stand, saying, ‘The dream result would be equality, justice for everybody.’  After the game, the $19million-a-year Kaepernick insisted he ‘loved America’ and expressed his gratitude to the military.



  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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