Several athletes, both professional and non-professional, have taken a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. One in particular is Mike Oppong. The junior at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts decided to take a knee during the national anthem at the first game of the season.

Oppong talked to Worcester reporter Carl Setterland about what happened and what the repercussions were for his decision to take a knee.

Twitter wasn’t too happy about the student being suspended for one game because of his decision.

With support from people on and off social media, the one-game suspension was ultimately lifted.

This young man makes us all proud, taking a knee and fighting for what he believes in.

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