Millitary Veterans Support 49ers QB With #VeteransForKaepernick

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When Colin Kaepernick defended his decision to remain seated during the national anthem in order to protest widespread racial injustice, people quickly villainized the 49ers QB, labeling him ungrateful and unpatriotic. However, many military members are interpreting his First Amendment expression differently.

Kaepernick has received an outpouring of support on social media from veterans using the trending hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick to combat critics speaking on their behalf. Not only are these men and women in uniform speaking out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Kaepernick’s right to protest, but they’re also helping to show everyday Americans that being anti-racism doesn’t mean you’re anti-America.

Read some of the veterans’ tweets below:

Alexis Evans
Alexis Evans is an Assistant Editor at Law Street and a Buckeye State native. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a minor in Business from Ohio University. Contact Alexis at



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