Wibbitz Studio - Colin Kaepernick: I've gotten death threats for protesting anthem - San Francisco 49ers backup Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats over his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick said on Tuesday that the threats have arrived “via a couple of different avenues”. Kaepernick has been protesting against police brutality and racial oppression, and has not stood for the national anthem since the Packers-49ers pre-season game in late August.