49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem

 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernicksays he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday due to his views on the country's treatment of racial minorities

Read some of his quotes below: 

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday's game. "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."

 "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody," he said. "I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. ... If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right."