49ers have 23 kneel during anthem

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Last Sunday, with the 49ers being the last team to play since the anthem controversy reached full boil, a large group of players took a knee for the anthem in Arizona (as demonstrated in the photo, taken a week ago). This Sunday, another large group of 49ers kneeled.

Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports California, 23 members of the team took a knee during the national anthem in Indianapolis, prior to kickoff of San Francisco’s game against the Colts.

The development comes at a time when there seems to be a push toward getting players to stand. Amid a report that players from at least one team have been told to stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room, three Dolphins who had been kneeling were not on the field during the anthem. Also, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has said that the time has come for players to stand.

With the 49ers at the other end of the spectrum, the NFL could soon be experiencing something other than harmony and unity among and between their franchises, which could prompt some players to push even more aggressively to exercise their right to kneel or sit during the anthem.

11 responses to “49ers have 23 kneel during anthem

  1. “I’m going to protest institutional racism and police violence.”


    “By refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem, which has zero connection to whom/what I am protesting, before being paid millions of dollars to play a game.”

  2. This is getting ridiculous! This IS ENOUGH! We Get it, you have made your Point! You are getting to the point of ridiculous!
    You players are kicking the Patriotic American fans who are paying your wages in the teeth!
    What do you expect US to do here?
    Go picket the Police stations….. Buy TV Ads, I’m about done watching the NFL…..Thanks KAP!

  3. It’s not s right while wearing the uniform of your employer. I don’t have a right to say, do or wear certain things when I’m on the job and neither do these guys. I believe most men f them have legitimate concerns and it’s unfortunate that they are choosing a method of delivery that causes a large percentage of Americans to tune them out. Be smart guys.

  4. Media: “gosh I just don’t understand how to get this kneeling for the national anthem thing to go away.”

    Rest of the football world: “yeah, for sure. We are 100% sick of hearing about it. We just want to watch football.”

    Media: “23 players knelt for the national anthem today. 15 are probable to kneel in the next game.”

    Rest of the football world:

  5. If you really want it to stop, then stop giving it any attention. There was a grand total of 6 players kneeling before President Spray Tan called them SOBs who should be fired. Shockingly, people don’t like being told what to do or having their friends and teammates called SOBs. Now you have entire teams kneeling. So keep it up. No players have been fired despite Trump’s beloved bully pulpit and this alleged massive “boycott” has not had the desired results.

  6. Is it just me or do they look like they are lined up for a team photo? Watch for that to be in a team calendar or something, they saved the price of a professional photographer.

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