ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - During Sunday’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his silent protest against racial inequality by kneeling for the national anthem along with outside linebacker Eli Harold and free safety Eric Reid.
Cop stood behind Kaepernick during the anthem and saluted pic.twitter.com/eIp3bwFk79— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 16, 2016
While Kaepernick and his teammates kneeled, a police officer stood behind the group, saluting the flag as the anthem played.
While the officer’s action served as a subtle response to Kaepernick’s protest, the reactions of other Bills fans toward Kaepernick was not-so-subtle.
Loud USA chant at New Era Field before the anthem. Some boos for Kaepernick. Now some fans joining in singing.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) October 16, 2016
Bills fans scream "tackle the Muslim", then a young lady obliges. pic.twitter.com/A1eKcyWT87— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
Others, however, showed their support for the 49ers quarterback.
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