has a new team of supporters.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback attended a game at Castlemont High School in Oakland, California, on Friday night, and the football team joined his protest. Kaepernick, 28, has drawn attention to racial oppression and inequality he began kneeling on one knee during the national anthem at his NFL games. He has continued his protest, and earlier this week told reporters that he has been
receiving death threats for his stance
At the football game, Kaepernick was seen kneeling while members of the football team laid on their backs with their hands in the air.
“Kaepernick came to Oakland, CA. He kneeled on one knee, players laid on their back with hands up during the Anthem,” ESPN analyst Kirk Morrison tweeted on Saturday morning.
Kaepernick came to Oakland, CA. He kneeled on one knee, players laid on their back with hands up during the Anthem. pic.twitter.com/Cae4sTopac
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) September 24, 2016
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This high school team isn’t the only one that has joined Kaepernick. Last Friday night, the entire Garfield High School football team in Seattle, Washington, took a knee on the sideline during the
“They said, ‘Coach, we want to knee’ and they talked among themselves as a team,” Garfield’s coach Joey Thomas told PEOPLE. “I am so proud we have shown the nation what true courage is.”