49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, safety Eric Reid kneel anew during national anthem
Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Santa Clara, CA, United States (4E Sports) – For the second straight game, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem before the start of their game against the Los Angeles Rams Monday.
Two other 49ers — linebacker Eli Harold and safety Antoine Bethea — also expressed their sentiment by standing up and holding up their right fists while the national anthem was being played.
Two Rams players — defensive end Robert Quinn and wide receiver Kenny Britt — also held up fists during the national anthem.
“I know there’s conversations that players are having in the locker rooms,” Kaepernick said. “We’ve had them in our locker room as well.”
“People are really feeling their humanity and really feeling like, you know what, this might not be something I experience on a daily basis but it’s not right that these other people are going through this. And that’s ultimately what it comes down to,” he added.
Earlier, Kaepernick started his protest by sitting while the national anthem was played during the third preseason game in protest for the oppression of black people and people of color.