Wochit News - More NFL Players Join Colin Kaepernick's Protest - More NFL players joined in Colin Kaepernick's protest against racial inequality during national anthem performances over the weekend. The NFL's latest season kicked off earlier in the week, but Sunday brought a show of support for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Kaepernick began sitting, and later kneeling, during the national anthem weeks ago, when the NFL was still in preseason. Marking the season's first full day, numerous players showed a sign of support or solidarity.