Local fans react to 49ers quarterback sitting during National Anthem

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is at the center of a controversy after not standing up during the National Anthem. 
 
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to remain seated during the National Anthem at a preseason game Friday. 
 
Sports fans at the final Buck Night of the season at the Seawolves game have different opinions. 
 Hundreds of people, fans, coaches, and players stood at up during the National Anthem before  Monday night’s Seawolves game. 
 
JET 24/ FOX 66 spoke with some fans about kapernick’s decision to remain seated.
 
 ” This is the United States of America you should be happy to be here if not, pack your crap and go, ” said Rick Chervinski when asked about the 49ers decision.
 
” As long as it is peaceful and as long as he is not hurting, he’s not calling anybody out, he is taking a stand for something that he really believes in, so you can’t fault him for that, ”  said Josh Mitchell at the Seawolves game. 
 
Kapernick explained his decision to the media, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” 
 

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