Which NFL player was known for refusing to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 season? – 2017

Which NFL player was known for refusing to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 season?



Colin Kaepernick




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–)

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