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On Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again chose to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and the oppression of black people and minorities.
During the national anthem, Lt. Koch from the Town of Hamburg, New York, stands only a few feet behind Colin Kaepernick and raises his hand to salute America and the national anthem.
As the national anthem was being played, chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A” broke out amongst the crowd at New Era Field in Buffalo, New York.
Colin Kaepernick was named the starting quarterback for the game and as he led the offense onto the field, boos from the Bills faithful were heard around the stadium.
After the game, Kaepernick wore a Muhammed Ali T-shirt to a press conference and said that he is now fighting a similar fight to that of Ali’s.
“For me, to be able to have someone like that come before me is huge,” Kaepernick said. “He is someone who helped pave the way for this to happen. What he did and what he stood for, people remember him more for that than they do a boxer. I can’t let him die in vain. I have to try to carry that on and try to fight that same fight until we accomplish our goal.”
Fans outside the stadium were seen tackling a tackling dummy wearing a Kaepernick jersey.
A few vendors outside the stadium were selling anti-Colin Kaepernick jerseys.
“Wanted: Notorious Disgrace to America,” one T-shirt read with a picture of Kaepernick throwing a pass and a bullseye aimed at his chest.