Buffalo fans break into U-S-A chant before Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest
Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest took on added meaning Sunday given that he was making his first start of the season as the San Francisco 49ers quarterback.
Once again, he knelt for the anthem, but before the music began at New Era Field in Buffalo, fans broke into a chant of U-S-A.
Kaepernick was joined by several teammates in his protest, but there were no more chants after the anthem ended.
There was, though, one security person making his own stand behind Kaepernick.
Loud USA chant at New Era Field before the anthem. Some boos for Kaepernick. Now some fans joining in singing.
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) October 16, 2016
Joining Kaepernick taking a knee was S Eric Reid & LB Eli Harold. CB Rashard Robinson, S Antoine Bethea held raised fists like '68 Olympians
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) October 16, 2016
Cop stood behind Kaepernick during the anthem and saluted pic.twitter.com/eIp3bwFk79
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 16, 2016