San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, sits during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt with his arms folded during the performance of the U.S. national anthem during a pre-season game in San Diego Thursday, continuing his protest against racial injustice and police brutality.Kaepernick, 28, had pledged to continue sitting during the performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before National football League games, a move that has been both criticized and cheered by commentators.The game coincided with "Salute the Military Night," which saw 240 sailors, Marines and soldiers present a U.S. flag and a pregame parachute jump by retired Navy SEALs.Kaepernick applauded from the sidelines during a second-quarter salute to military members.
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