Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the national anthem prior to the team’s preseason finale. On Monday, Lane told reporters that he plans to keep sitting in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his stated reasons for not standing.
Lane said he has received no negative reaction from fans, but that he had heard from Kaepernick.
“He reached out to me and told me, ‘Thank you for standing behind me,'” Lane said.
The Seahawks open the regular season at home against the Dolphins on Sunday. The Seahawks then travel to L.A. before hosting Kaepernick and the 49ers.
There has been no indication whether players from other teams will join Kaepernick, Lane, and 49ers safety Eric Reid. The issue won’t go away until all players are standing, and the longer that some players aren’t, the greater the likelihood that more players will follow suit.