InsideEdition - Kaepernick Jerseys Burned in Effigy After NFL Star Refuses to Stand for National Anthem - Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is losing fans over his refusal to stand for the National Anthem at an exhibition game Friday night. Kaepernick says he was protesting “a country that oppresses black people and people of color” and didn't care if it put his career and endorsements at risk. People who disagreed with him burned jerseys bearing his name. The NFL has said it won't punish Kaepernick, saying it's his “right as a citizen” not to stand for the National Anthem.