Has Colin Kaepernick sparked an NFL movement?
Just as the San Francisco 49ers quarterback protested race and violence matters in America by sitting during the national anthem last week and kneeling during the song Thursday night — both before Niners' preseason games — Seattle Seahawks' Jeremy Lane has followed suit.
The Seahawks cornerback sat during the national anthem before the team's preseason road game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
After the Seahawks scored a 23-21 win, Lane said that Kaepernick's first sitdown during the national anthem helped influence his decision.
“I thought about it for a week or so and I just think it’s okay for me to do it," Lane told theSeattle Times.
When asked if he, like Kaepernick, was protesting the unfair treatment of African-Americans in police brutality incidents, Lane simply said he had the 49ers QB's back.
“I wasn’t trying to say anything, just standing behind Kaepernick," Lane continued.
Watch Jeremy's full explanation on following Kaepernick's stance below.
Before the 49ers-San Diego Chargers' preseason game, also Thursday night, Niners safety Eric Reid joined Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem.
After the game, Kaepernick announced that he'll be donating $1 million to groups combating racial inequality and police brutality.
Let's see if more NFL players join Kaepernick via silent protests during the national anthem and also with donations to battle these pressing issues.
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