NY Giants Respond To Kaepernick Controversy (Photo)

| by Brendan Kelly
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Amid the recent controversy involving San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the entire New York Giants team seems to have responded in a not-so-subtle way.

Kaepernick made headlines on Aug. 26 after he refused to stand for the national anthem at an NFL preseason game, saying, "I am not going to stand up to show pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." 

"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder," Kaepernick added, reports BroBible.

The quarterback's actions and statement landed him in hot water, with many criticizing his decision to protest and the reasoning behind it. 

Before an Aug. 27 preseason game between the New York Giants and New York Jets, the Giants made a gesture that speaks for itself in response to the controversy involving Kaepernick.

As Tara Sullivan pointed out on Twitter, the entire Giants team and staff stood together on the sideline for the national anthem.

"Pretty deliberate sideline for the Giants during the anthem tonight," Sullivan wrote in a tweet, reports the Daily Caller. "All players and staff standing."

Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh also tweeted about the controversy, writing, "I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender, Race, Religion) that put your lives on the line for that flag."

Sources: BroBibleDaily Caller / Photo credit: Tara Sullivan/Twitter via BroBible

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