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Kaepernick explains refusal to stand for the anthem

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has explained why he didn't stand during the playing of the national anthem before Friday night's game with Green Bay.

He says he will continue to refuse to stand for the anthem because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

An NFL spokesman says players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem.

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