'You Have to Show Respect': Former NFL Player on QB Sitting During Nat'l Anthem
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused quite a controversy with his decision to sit during the national anthem before Friday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
Kaepernick, who is biracial, explained to NFL.com, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
Former NFL running back Randal Hill appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning to react to Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem.
Hill said that Kaepernick has his freedom of speech and freedom of expression, so he's not forced to stand up.
Hill said that he, on the other hand, chooses to stand for the pledge and show respect to the American flag, because people of all different backgrounds and skin colors have fought and sacrificed so we can have those freedoms.
"I will stand tall, I will salute the flag and I will put my hand over my heart," Hill said. "You have to show respect to people who have gone before you ... who have given you some of the freedoms that you have, for generations to come. So I will always show respect to the flag."
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