"Over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem at the beginning of an NFL preseason game. Predictably, this touched off a firestorm after Kaepernick explained at a press conference after the game that this was done to protest injustice in America. 'I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,' he said. 'To me, this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand.'"
Not only is Kaepernick's premise wrong - in his glorification of international terrorist and instigator of war Fidel Castro and also of Intellectual advocate of murder Malcolm X, and also shown here regarding medical school acceptance rates for one - him showing sympathy for the racist Castro dictatorship shows it isn't about social injustice. And Kaepernick's protest comes as his career looks to be ending in failure.
The worst part is there was warning that his game was not what the 49ers should have wanted.
UPDATE July 5, 2017: Kaepernick is unemployed and looking for an NFL job despite poor play in 2016 and is spewing malicious character assassination ever more. Michael Bennett meanwhile has sided with Kaepernick and thus put his own foot in his mouth while former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch has been sitting during the anthem and ESPN has been in a snit about the fact Kaepernick hasn't been signed - ignoring of course Kaepernick has been a fraud.