Another NFL Player Joins Colin Kaepernick, Will Sit During National Anthem

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Philadelphia Eagles rookie Myke Tavarres will reportedly not stand for the national anthem.

Tavarres is joining San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in not standing for the national anthem, according to ESPN(RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)

“In this situation, I’ve really got nothing to lose. I’m a rookie free agent, haven’t signed any major contract, so there’s not a lot of money on the line, I don’t have any big endorsement deals on the line. Really what’s at stake is my pride and what kind of man would I be and what kind of African-American would I be if I didn’t stand my ground on this issue we have today?,” Tavarres reportedly told his teammates Monday, according to ESPN. (RELATED: Colin Kaepernick Will Remain Sitting During National Anthem [VIDEO])

It appears that Kaepernick may have started a trend among NFL players when he decided to sit during the national anthem against the Green Bay Packers.

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