Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the movement of taking a knee during the anthem, filed a “grievance” against the National Football League. He alleged owners colluded to prevent him from playing another NFL game because he engaged in protest. “If the NFL (as well as
Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a brazenly shoddy political stunt that likely rejuvenated kneeling protests by NFL players during the national anthem. Pence attended the San Franciso 49ers vs. Indianopolis Colts game. He left right after the anthem and suggested it had something to do with players from the
In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.