A photo of a World War II veteran from Missouri that shows him kneeling on the ground to mark solidarity with National Football League (NFL) players has gone viral on Twitter after it was posted Sunday in response to President Donald Trump's remark against the Nfl Players for protesting during the national anthem.
The players appeared to take a cue from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had done the same last year to protest the oppression of people of color and ongoing issues with police brutality.
The reactions came two days after the president made his initial remarks against the NFL players at a rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Alabama) Friday night.
According to the report, he also participated in a Springfield event called the "Unity March" to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech in 2013.
Responding to the gesture, musician Stevie Wonder took a knee Saturday night "for America" at the 6th annual Global Citizen Music Fest in New York's Central Park.
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