Virginia High School Football Team Kneel During National Anthem in Support of Colin Kaepernick
Two weeks ago, San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick set social media and the country on fire after he was pictured not standing for the playing of the National Anthem.
The following week, during the 4th preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, all eyes were on him again as he took a knee during the Anthem, and people freaked out yet again.
Earlier this week, Kaepernick received support from soccer star Megan Rapinoe and the West Virginia Volleyball team, who all took a knee during the playing of the Anthem in support of his cause.
On Friday, a majority of the players on a Virginia high school football team dropped to one knee during the anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick as well.
“Our school system has said, we’re of the belief, we let our guys do what they believe in,” Head coach Fraser said after the team’s 17-6 loss to Grassfield. “And so we didn’t make an issue of it, and if they believe in a cause, that’s fine. I stand behind what they believe in, but I’m going to do what I believe in.”
Several Maury players took a knee during the national anthem. Coach Fraser spoke about giving his players freedom pic.twitter.com/H1ovC4Muhh
— Brian SaundersII (@SportsWriter_BS) September 10, 2016