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49ers’ Kaepernick kneels at high school game

Courage Campaign is putting up a new digital billboard on the Bay Bridge in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest in which he takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem. The billboard will be viewable to traffic exiting the Bay Bridge onto the I-80 corridor in Oakland, and will feature a photo of Kaepernick, reading, “Patriotism.”
Courage Campaign is putting up a new digital billboard on the Bay Bridge in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest in which he takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem. The billboard will be viewable to traffic exiting the Bay Bridge onto the I-80 corridor in Oakland, and will feature a photo of Kaepernick, reading, “Patriotism.”

SANTA CLARA -- Colin Kaepernick did not stand for a seventh national anthem, this time before a high-school football game in Sunnyvale on Friday.

According to one-time Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison who attended the game involving Oakland’s Castlemont High, Kaepernick knelt while the players lay on their backs with raised arms.

The 49ers quarterback is protesting to shed light on racial inequality in the country, including the type of police shootings that this week have gripped Tulsa and Charlotte, N.C.

Also in the Oakland area, a group called Courage Campaign said it plans to put up a billboard with Kaepernick and the word, 'Patriotism.' The group says the billboard will be visible to drivers exiting the Bay Bridge onto I-80 in Oakland.

Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday that Johnny "Joey" Jones, a Marine Staff Sgt. who lost both legs in Afghanistan, is among the military members he's spoken with since his national anthem protest became public late last month.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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