Wednesday September 7th, 2016

Bucks forward Jabari Parker showed support for Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest by posting a photo of himself in the 49ers quarterback’s jersey. 

“Never followed the wave but this one is necessary,” Parker captioned the Instagram post. “I got your back homie.”

Parker joins a growing list of athletes to voice support for Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. U.S. women’s national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe knelt during an NWSL game this weekend and said she will kneel during national team games. Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane also sat during the anthem before Seattle’s preseason finale

Never followed the wave but this one is necessary. I got your back homie @kaepernick7

A photo posted by Jabari Parker (@jabariparker) on

Jets WR Brandon Marshall defends Colin Kaepernick, calls him a 'patriot'

Parker plays in Milwaukee, where protests over a police shooting turned violent last month. He also wrote an essay for The Players’ Tribune about gun violence in his hometown of Chicago

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.