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15 times athletes joined Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest

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The list continues to grow as athletes join San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick in his protest of the national anthem. Since he made the announcement last month and kneeled during a preseason game, teammate Eric Reid and Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane also opted out of the anthem. Clearly, Kaepernick's strong beliefs against police brutality and America's harsh treatment of African-American worked. Just last week, his team announced a million dollar partnership to improve race relations in the Bay Area. Veterans, more NFL players, in addition to collegiate and high school athletes are now expressing strong support of Kaepernick. They've decided to take a stand by taking a knee or showing a salute to black power as the anthem plays at games. Here are 15 recent moments of solidarity with Kaepernick.

1. Doherty Memorial High School player, Mike Oppong.

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He has to sit out one game because of the protest.

2. Black players on West Virginia Tech University's womens volleyball team.

3 . Woodrow Wilson High School football players and coaches in New Jersey.

4. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.

*Note: Marshall has since lost a sponsorship deal with Air Academy Federal Credit Union

5. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters.

Photo: John Sleezer / AP

As his team locked arms in solidarity of 9/11, Peters raised his fist.

6. New England Patriots’ Devin McCourt and Martellus Bennett.

7. Miami Dolphins’ Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills.
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The team released a statement acknowledging the individual rights of players to observe the anthem in their own way.

8. Maury High football players in Virginia.

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The coach took no issue.

9. Lincoln Southeast high school football players.

10. This young man at Waggener High in Louisville.

11. A group of players from Auburn High in Rockford, Ill.

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Photo: Brandon Gordon / Facebook
Photo: Brandon Gordon / Facebook

12. University of Tulsa cornerback Keanu Hill.

13. Players in Minnesota.

14. Jurrell Casey, Wesley Woodyard and Jason McCourty from the Tennessee Titans.

15. U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

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