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READ MORE By Tadd Haislop Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest has exposed a divide in public opinion, among other effects.That divide has been amplified via the Kaepernick conversation, which has transcended beyond sports and into national political discourse.Kaepernick opted out of subtext last week when he protested the national anthem.He abandoned it when he explained his motivation: speaking out against police brutality."There's people being murdered unjustly (by law enforcement) and not being held accountable.
It didn't matter that on Kaepernick's side was Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret and long snapper for the rival Seahawks who supported his right to protest and was willing to have open conversation with the issues to which Kaepernick was trying to bring light.
26, marked the one-year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick choosing not to rise to his feet for the playing of the national anthem.
Here's a look back at was written about that moment and some of the notable talking points and reactions that followed, including Roger Goodell saying he is not a football expert but that he is convinced the quarterback will get signed.
There were a swarm of cameras focused on where Kaepernick wouldn't be standing for the song.
There was Kaepernick, instead of sitting, off the bench and kneeling, as an African-American serviceman performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" on miliary appreciation night.
He found out those officials, for the most part, hate Kaepernick and his stance — literally ."I don't want him anywhere near my team," one executive told Freeman.