San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers.
Kaepernick followed through on his threat to continue sitting during the national anthem in an attempt to protest what he believes is the oppression of minorities. (RELATED: Colin Kaepernick Will Remain Sitting During National Anthem [VIDEO])
This is the second game in a row that Kaepernick chose to disrespect the flag by sitting during the national anthem, which was performed Thursday night by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell from the U.S. Navy. The 49ers quarterback also stood in defiance of the flag with 240 members of the military on the field presenting a flag and emblems of all the branches. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)
The dual-threat quarterback has been at the center of a media circus after he chose to sit against the Green Bay Packers. He has not relented from his position despite the fact that he has faced intense scrutiny.
Kaepernick’s days of cashing paychecks in the NFL could very likely be over in the near future.