SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the national anthem has ruffled feathers, to say the least.READ MORE: Homeland Security Warns Russian-Ukraine Crisis Could Lead to Cyberattacks in U.S.
Critics say the 49ers quarterback’s refusal to stand while “The Star Spangled Banner” plays is disrespectful to military veterans. Meanwhile, veterans who support Kaepernick’s protest are posting on Twitter under the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick.
Tweets from people identifying themselves as military veterans include pictures of themselves in uniform, along with messages of support.READ MORE: Former IRS Agent Arrested In Alleged Ponzi Scheme That Cost Elderly Santa Rosa Victim $1M
Kaepernick has said he’ll continue his protest ahead of Thursday night’s preseason game in San Diego against the Chargers, which will air at 7 p.m. on KPIX 5 in the Bay Area.MORE NEWS: Public Awareness Campaign Shows Dangers Of Lead Fuel On Children Living Near Reid-Hillview Airport
The Chargers said the game will feature the team’s 28th annual salute to the military. A team spokesman said the timing is purely coincidental.