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Why Colin Kaepernick's protest has had surprising effect on America
1:36 | NFL
Why Colin Kaepernick's protest has had surprising effect on America
Thursday September 22nd, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was voted the NFL's most disliked player, according to a recent poll conducted by E-Poll Marketing Research.

The poll asked 1,100 Americans which of more than 350 NFL players they disliked the most.

Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29% of those surveyed. The last time the poll was taken, in August 2014, Kaepernick was only "disliked a lot" by 6% percent of those polled.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22%), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21%), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13%) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10%) finished behind Kaepernick.

Kaepernick has made headlines recently for refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem before games, citing racial injustices in the United States.

Although the poll said that Kaepernick is disliked, he has received some support from those in the NFL and other sports leagues.

According to the poll, Kaepernick was liked by 42% among African-Americans that were polled.

- Scooby Axson

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