49ers QB Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during national anthem to protest U.S.'s treatment of minorities: https://t.co/GtspPibfmt— ABC News (@ABC) August 27, 2016
One response from a Giants player:
I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that put your lives on the line for that flag— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) August 27, 2016
-Kaepernick is a known supporter of the BLM movement.
-He says he knows there will be backlash (see Cam Newton and how he had to walk back his comments about race in this country)
-Doesn't care if he loses endorsements.
-The NFL released a statement saying standing for the anthem is not a requirement.