Cheerleader Takes a Knee During The National Anthem

A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader dropped to her knee during the national anthem before the Thursday Night Football game between the 49ers and Raiders. The is being reported as the first public protest by an NFL cheerleader. 

The anthem protests and the action of taking a  knee started during the 2016 preseason when quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to protest social injustices. 

The video and photos of the cheerleader, who is currently nameless, have gone viral. The national conversation about kneeing and player protesting has calmed down in the 2018 season. There haven't been many media reports since week one of the season. 

Watch the CBS report below. 

 
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