San Francisco 49ers cheerleader takes a knee in echo of Kaepernick protest

An image of unnamed cheerleader kneeling during the national anthem before a match against the Raiders was widely circulated

A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers’ hasknelt during the US national anthem, in an apparent mirror of the protest movement begun by the quarterback Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness about racism and police brutality.

The woman appeared to take a knee before the team’s game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, according to a widely circulated photo posted on Twitter and reports.

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