Military Personnel Back Colin Kaepernick With #VeteransForKaepernick

Military Personnel Back Colin Kaepernick With #VeteransForKaepernick

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Published August 31st

Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem last week has triggered reaction from NFL players and well beyond, with people either agreeing or disagreeing with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's stance against violence and race in America.

But in what has become a national debate, U.S. military personnel remained relatively quiet on social media ... until now.

A large portion of American military personnel has come out in full force in support of Kaepernick's protest, even sparking the #VeteransForKaepernick hashtag.

Check out some of their tweets.

Hmm ... that last one is definitely food for thought.

While the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick point out the military personnel who are in support of the 49ers' QB's stance, there are also military personnel who disagree with his form of protest.

We wonder, though, if the hashtag could help change opinions of those who disagree with Kaepernick's stance.

Only time will tell.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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