Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season, citing a protest of racial injustices in the criminal justice system, including police shootings of unarmed black men.
We're loving it! In another show of defiance to the orange a-hole in the White House and his racist supporters, Rico Lavelle, who sang the national anthem at the Falcons-Lions game in Detroit, took a knee as he sang the word "brave" and raised his fist at the song's conclusion.
- Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ)Lions owner Martha Ford stood with the team during the anthem. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Kahn was the first owner to stand with his arms linked with his players on Sunday morning before his team's 44-7 win against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London.
Ford issued a statement Sunday before the game.
The move follows calls from President Donald Trump to "fire or suspend" National Football League players who kneel during the anthem as a means of protesting racial injustice in the United States.
"Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation", Ford said in a statement posted on Twitter. Trump has also demanded a boycott of the NFL. Trump suggested owners release players who engage in that form of protest.
"We're proud of our country. He's fired.'" The fun continued Saturday afternoon when Trump went on a tweet storm, pretty much paraphrasing his remarks from Friday night in Alabama.
The Lions did make a big play on the drive to force the field goal, as Anthony Zettel was able to sack Ryan on third-and-2 from the Lions 7.