A video captured by KXSF 102.5 FM San Francisco Community Radio showed three members of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band kneeling on the field ahead of Saturday’s game, in which the Oregon Ducks defeated the Stanford Cardinals.
#BREAKING: 3 Stanford marching band members spotted taking a knee during the National Anthem of today’s #OREvsSTAN game@RedditCFB @Kaepernick7 @KPIXtv @KatieKPIX @espn @Pac12Network @sportingnews @TwitterNews #collegegameday #kaep @E_Reid35 @Stadium @NBCSAuthentic #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/HQFqqGcrCY
— KXSF Sports (@KXSFsports) September 22, 2019
The video of the apparent peaceful protest caught the attention of Kaepernick, who retweeted the clip earlier this week.
Kaepernick famously led peaceful protests against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games. The league has been widely accused of blackballing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has remained unsigned by a team since becoming a free agent after the 2016 season.
Last week, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who continued to kneel at NFL games long after Kaepernick’s last season, questioned why his former teammate hasn’t been called to return to the league amid a string of quarterback injuries.
“We’ll see if it will be different this time,” he told reporters.
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