The Chargers, meanwhile, will celebrate their annual Salute to the Military, which will include a gigantic flag. “God Bless America” will also be sung by a Navy officer during halftime to honor Vietnam War veterans.
“I have great respect for our men and women that fought for this country,” Kaepernick said over the weekend. “I have family, I have friends that have fought for this country. And they fight for freedom. They fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. And that’s not happening.”
A California congressman said Kaepernick should expect boos. “I don’t think we‘d have a player like him, frankly, I think he’d be booed out or the owners would be forced to not accept someone like him,” he said, adding that a “city like San Diego is too patriotic.”
“He probably fits in very well in San Francisco,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter told ABC News. “That might be one of the reasons that he’s able to do this or feel confident about it.”