Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Standing up for what he believes: College football player is pictured alone on the sidelines for the national anthem while the rest of his team stays inside in protest

From The Daily Mail   -- 

A college football player  from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois ended up being the only person on his team who stood to honor the national anthem as it played before a game.

The rest of Conor Brewer's team mates remained in the locker room, following in the footsteps of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.

Kaepernick sat down and then crouched on his knees during the anthem for what he said was to a silent protest to show support for minorities who were being oppressed in the United States and to take a stand against police brutality. 

Despite his loyalty to his college football team, Connor Brewer felt that loyalty to his country came above everything else and so took his place on the sidelines. 

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