US admiral: Those honored at Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary “never took a knee” when they heard national anthem http://apne.ws/2hhE0lf
The AP reported that comment drew “a lengthy standing ovation from the crowd, with people whistling and hooting.”
Kaepernick started to kneel for the national anthem this preseason, and said he was doing so to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
The story became one of the biggest in the NFL in recent years. Other NFL players started to also take a knee during the anthem, or join the protest in other ways. The attention to Kaepernick’s protest has died down in recent weeks, though it kicked up again when Kaepernick’s decision to wear a shirt with the late Fidel Castro on it was questioned.
Even during an important remembrance of one of the biggest and most tragic days in American history, Kaepernick’s protest came up. And it drew another strong reaction.
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MAY COLIN KAEPERNICK KNOW HOW OTHERS FEEL ABOUT HIS PROTESTS. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES SO KAEPERNICK COULD TAKE A KNEE HAVE RESPONDED TO HIM
THANK YOU ADMIRAL. WE AGREE.