Unsung Heroes: Before Colin Kaepernick, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Didn't Stand For the National Anthem

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Every day during Black History Month, SI is paying homage to unsung heroes in black sports history.Two decades before Colin Kaepernick, point guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refused to stand for the national anthem, calling the American flag a symbol of oppression and tyranny. SI remembers the story of one of the sport’s great activists.