A US National Football League (NFL) quarterback has refused to stand for the national anthem in protest at what he sees as racial injustice.
Colin Kaepernick, who plays with the San Francisco 49ers, remained seated as the anthem was played.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," he explained. (...)
Straight back to the '68 Olympics here.
I like the 49ers' response: Hey, it's a free country --- if he doesn't want to stand, he doesn't have to stand.
The British comedian and virtuoso pianist Dudley Moore (member of Beyond the Fringe) occasionally opened their show with a marathon version of God Save the Queen. After about 37 minutes he'd suddenly stop, perch his chin on his hand and just stare at the theatre full of people who had been standing in front of their seats the entire time.
I wish I could find an example on youtube.
Unfortunately, you'll just have to make do with this.
Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem