How would Will Muschamp feel if a player didn't stand for anthem?

Ross Houston
August 31, 2016

Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres said on Monday that he would join Kaepernick's protest, but flip-flopped his position after his agent convinced him to find another way to protest.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sat in protest during the song at the game, saying he would not honor a song nor "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color".

"I speak my mind", Foster said.

The 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, September 12 at 7:20 p.m. (PST) as the second game of a doubleheader following Pittsburgh at Washington at 4 p.m. "Like, one of the best", the award-winning singer tweeted.

I'd like to see what he can do in this system before we say he's regressed. "I'm very happy that it is", he continued. I do not have control of the 53-man roster.

"This is because I'm seeing things happen to people that don't have a voice, people that don't have a platform to talk and have their voices heard and effect change", the 49ers QB said.

You can read Inman's full story on Kaepernick's statements here.

Perhaps the bigger issue when it comes to Kaepernick's status on the team has been his declining play.

He ended up losing his starting job to Gabbert midway through last season and then underwent three operations in the offseason on his non-throwing shoulder, right thumb and left knee.

Kaepernick did not stand up for the anthem before Friday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers and explained to reporters that he was sending a message.

Kaepernick's protest has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.

But Brown also said he would not choose to protest in this manner. Now if you ask me 'Would I do that?' no, I won't, because I see it a little differently.

Whatever the consequences, Kaepernick insists he will know "I did what's right".

Brown said in his day, players were encouraged to "not mess with your image".

Jerry Rice has criticised Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest of the national anthem in his effort to raise awareness to racial injustice in America, saying he can not support anyone who disrespects the national flag. "Failure to fix this problem is what's really un-American here". It's ours. And the objective of the flag is to inspire us to get up off our butts and work at the challenging and never-fully-finished task of building a "more flawless union" that embodies those values.

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