Look: Howard Cheerleaders Kneel During National Anthem to Follow Colin Kaepernick's Stance

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Look: Howard Cheerleaders Kneel During National Anthem to Follow Colin Kaepernick's Stance

And the movement continues.

Published September 20, 2016

Since Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last month, several of his NFL peers have co-signed the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback's stance against racism and violence in America.

Outside of the league, NBA players such as Nick Young and Iman Shumpert have each vowed to support Kaepernick's stance by silently protesting the national anthem once the 2016-17 hoops season tips off next month. In addition, U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem as a continued nod of respect towards Kaepernick.

And Kap's stance has even permeated the amateur level as well, with cheerleaders getting involved now, too.

Before Howard University's football team faced Rutgers in New Jersey on Saturday, Howard's cheerleaders all knelt during the national anthem as a sign of support for Kaepernick.

Take a look.

Salute to those young ladies for standing up for what they believe in.

In silently protesting the national anthem, the cheerleaders follow other amateur sports athletes who have done the same in support of Kap.

Rodney Axson, a player on Ohio's Brunswick High School football team, took the 49ers' QB's stance despite encountering racism from his peers. A youth football squad from Beaumont, Texas, also followed Kaepernick, despite death threats that they've received.

Much respect to these young men and women for exercising their right to protest.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images)


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