Colin Kaepernick Now Says He Will Stand For Anthem

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game at Levi's Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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In 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made national headlines when he refused to stand for the national anthem in order to protest against police brutality.

He was immediately ostracized and soon found himself out of a job and out of favor with many of his fans.

Now, he has changed his tune.

From Breitbart:

After refusing to stand for the national anthem in 2016, activist and quarterback Colin Kaepernick now plans to stand in 2017, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports

Per ESPN’s Schefter, Kaepernick is ending the protest because he does not want to “detract from the positive change that he believes has been created,” but the timing of the announcement makes it obvious that the quarterback wants to separate himself from the distraction and controversy.

An interesting development…