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Colin Kaepernick tweets reaction to Thursday’s anthem protests

Several players engaged in some sort of anthem protest during Thursday’s preseason action. Given the movement was spawned in by Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 NFL preseason, the still-unemployed quarterback felt compelled to weigh in on the continued acts of protest.

Kaepernick took to Twitter on Thursday evening to praise the protests, writing in part, “Stay strong, brothers!” In the tweeted photo, Kaepernick is standing alongside Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills — among the players who engaged in some form of protest — with both of them donning shirts bearing the message, “I know my rights.”

Kaepernick continued to weigh in on the events on Thursday night and into Friday morning, specifically concerning Stills’ role in the protests.

The acts of player protest on Thursday night occurred in the wake of how the controversial new anthem policy ratified by owners earlier this year has been shelved amid ongoing deliberations between the NFL and players.

President Donald Trump also not surprisingly lashed out at the players over their actions in a mini-tweetstorm on Friday morning. Trump suggested in the tweets that NFL players ought to find “another way to protest” and also argued players should be suspended without pay if they protest during the anthem.