Wochit News - Brandon Marshall Kneels For National Anthem At NFL Game - 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has started a trend in the NFL of protesting the national anthem as a means to speak out against social injustice and police brutality. The latest to follow suit is Denver Bronco's linebacker Brandon Marshall, who took a knee during the anthem at the season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Regarding his decision Marshall said, "I'm against social injustice and I feel like this was the right thing to do."