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Three year anniversary of Kaepernick's first pregame protest

Posted at 7:45 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 22:45:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Three years ago Former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the National Anthem.

It started during the 2016 preseason games. The first three games he sat on the bench and then in a game against the San Diego Chargers, he took his first knee during the National Anthem.

On Wednesday, Kaepernick recognized the three year anniversary by taking to his Twitter account saying, “Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation.”

In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a Collusion Grievance against the NFL and team owners

In February 2018, they settled the case.

Kaepernick has been without an NFL contract since the end of the 2016 season.