Kaepernick protest stirs online storm but some NFL players supportive

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – NFL fans turned out in force on Twitter on Friday to heap scorn on Colin Kaepernick and two other players who refused to stand during the playing of the U.S. national anthem in a second week of pre-game protests, but some fellow players offered support. Much of the criticism was directed at Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49er quarterback who made good on his vow to carry on with his protest against racial injustice and police brutality before his team's Thursday game against the San Diego Chargers. A week earlier Kaepernick raised the ire of many fans when he remained seated through the traditional rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before his team's game against the Green Bay Packers.

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