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Broncos linebacker takes knee during national anthem

Broncos linebacker takes knee during national anthem

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DENVER (AP) - Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina.
    
Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during San Francisco's preseason games , explaining it was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.
    
It opened a wide debate and put the microscope on a pregame tradition that has, for decades, been routine.
    
Marshall was standing with his hand over his heart during the anthem before a preseason game on Aug. 20.
    
He made no mention of his plans for Thursday's opener but shortly after the large American flag was unfurled, the fifth-year linebacker out of Nevada went to the end of a long row of Broncos and took a knee.

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9/8/2016 7:09:09 PM (GMT -6:00)

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