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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem During Pre-Game, Reveals Why

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"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during his team’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, citing the “oppression” of black people in America.

After a photo of Kaepernick sitting out the national anthem started spreading on the internet, NFL.com’s Steve Wyche asked the quarterback for an explanation — and he got one.

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