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Two Years Later, the NFL's Anthem Issue Plays On

Tolga Ozyurtcu
Board of Contributors
Aug 20, 2018 | 14:08 GMT
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during a protest during the playing of the national anthem before a San Francisco 49ers game in 2016.

The controversy surrounding athlete protests during the national anthem, which began two years ago by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has endured.

(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the first time that quarterback Colin Kaepernick staged a protest during the national anthem before an NFL game, kicking off a controversy that seems like it's dominated American sports and domestic life for much longer. For all the time that we spend bemoaning...

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