Which NFL player was known for refusing to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 season?
In an effort to raise awareness for minority discrimination in the U.S., San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 NFL season. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told the NFL media. Now, as a free agent for the upcoming season, some believe the negative attention could cost him a contract. Source: NFL
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played collegiate football at the University of Nevada where he was named the Western Athletic Offensive Born: 3 November 1987 (age 29 years), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 1.93 m. Partner: Nessa (2015–)