NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick’s original intent

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NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick’s original intent

Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods.
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns fans hold a sign following the national anthem before an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns in Indianapolis.
Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun

Meghan Linsey, a former contestant on “The Voice,” kneels after singing the national anthem before the start of the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks football game on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha (20) places his hand on the shoulder of Bruce Maxwell as Maxwell takes a knee during the national anthem prior to a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif.

NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick’s original intent

Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods.
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns fans hold a sign following the national anthem before an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns in Indianapolis.
Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun

Meghan Linsey, a former contestant on “The Voice,” kneels after singing the national anthem before the start of the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks football game on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha (20) places his hand on the shoulder of Bruce Maxwell as Maxwell takes a knee during the national anthem prior to a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif.
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