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Veterans who support Colin Kaepernick say his critics are missing the message

Veterans around the country are coming out in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s right to sit out the national anthem at football games. Kaepernick has said he is trying to “bring awareness” to the oppressed and shine a spotlight on issues like police brutality.

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While some veterans don’t support his decision, they are backing his message and his right to sit down.

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They’ve created a hashtag that’s starting to pick up steam on social media, #VeteransForKaepernick.

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