- Tony Avelar/AP
Colin Kaepernick continued his protest of the US flag and the national anthem on Thursday night by not standing for the fourth consecutive game.
New this week, however, was that Kaepernick was joined by a teammate, safety Eric Reid. He was also joined by a player on another team.
Of the 32 NFL teams, 30 were in action on Thursday night. Outside the 49ers, almost all players continued to stand during the national anthems. The lone exception appears to be Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who sat quietly on the bench during the anthem.
Kaepernick has been refusing to stand during the national anthem before the 49ers’ preseason games, saying he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”