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Colin Kaepernick attempting NFL comeback, says he would stand during national anthem

08 October 2017

After his experience from Saturday night, he likely will be saying even less.

"He's just looking for an opportunity", said La Canfora.

Jason La Canfora said in a series of tweets on Sunday that he was relaying previous reporting about Kaepernick and did not ask whether the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback would sit or stand during the anthem.

Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who started the protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, told CBS he'll stand during the anthem if given a chance to play in the NFL again. "He's planning on standing for the anthem- if given the opportunity".

That contention sparked a strong online reaction, which has echoed by Kaepernick.

Donald Trump has criticized players who protest during the anthem
Donald Trump has criticized players who protest during the anthem

Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black men by police officers. The claim: The issue of whether the Kaepernick would stand or kneel for the anthem wasn't discussed with La Canfora, at all.

This makes the whole thing even more weird.

Prior reports have indicated that Kaepernick will stand for the anthem in 2017, but circumstances have changed significantly since then.

But Kaepernick's greatest influence seemed to come at the start of this season even though he himself has not been signed yet to a team after President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally in Alabama slammed National Football League players who participate in the protest. Kaepernick does on-field work and throws hundreds of passes for several hours a day at an undisclosed location in New Jersey.

Colin Kaepernick attempting NFL comeback, says he would stand during national anthem