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Colin Kaepernick fires back at critics who call him un-American

Colin Kaepernick responded to critics who say his national anthem protest is “un-American.”
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Colin Kaepernick offered a succinct retort to his critics after Sunday’s game against the Bills.

In his postgame press conference, Kaepernick responded to those who say his decision to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality is “un-American.” 

“I don’t understand what’s un-American about fighting for justice and liberty for everybody,” Kaepernick said, according to USA Today’s Chris Biderman

Kaepernick was also asked about how he was received by Bills fans and said some approached him to offer their support. 

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Several groups of fans tailgating before the game mocked Kaepernick and his protest, though others expressed support. 

Niners head coach Chip Kelly refused to say whether Kaepernick would start against the Buccaneers next week.