To knee or not to knee: Quarterback’s protest sparks debate over racism and patriotism

Just prior to a preseason game with the Green Bay Packers, Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers backup Quarterback, refused to stand for the American national anthem. Kaepernick’s protest, against what he calls “a country that oppresses black people and people of colour” has created significant furore and debate in the NFL. He further stated…