- Oakland Raiders running back sits during anthem in pre-season game
- Colin Kaepernick protested against racial injustice last season
Colin Kaepernick says he will stand for the national anthem this season – if he manages to find a team – but his message lives on.
Prior to Saturday’s pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch appeared to sit out the national anthem. Kaepernick did not stand for the anthem last season as a protest at racial injustice in the US, and several other players followed his example. Lynch was not one of them – the 31-year-old had retired from the NFL and did not play last season but chose to return to his hometown Raiders earlier this year.