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Oakland high school team lay on their backs during national anthem

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Since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first decided not to stand during the national anthem four weeks ago, many other NFL players and sports stars across the USA have taken a knee or demonstrated for fair treatment or minorities.

However, one high school football team in Oakland has taken the anthem demonstrations to the next level, with Kaepernick on the sidelines as well.

As you can see further down this article, former NFL player Kirk Morrison tweeted out a picture of the team laying on their backs with their hands in the air, while the 49ers quarterback took a knee as the national anthem played.


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This is a very strong image considering what has happened lately in the past week in the United States where two fatal shootings have occurred to two African-American men; Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, Carolina.

According to Pro Football Talk: "The officer who shot and killed Crutcher faces manslaughter charges; in Charlotte, clear evidence has not yet emerged to prove that the shooting was justified — although Scott’s DNA reportedly was found on a gun recovered from the scene of the incident."

Kaepernick's reason to not stand during the anthem is down to police misconduct of minorities due to lack of training and education before being sent out on patrol with firearms and being allowed to fire them under certain circumstances. 

He isn't the only NFL player that's taking a strong stand, as Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has called for all 50 state attorney generals to call for a review of their policies and training policies for police and law enforcement. The image of the high school football team on their backs will certainly send a strong message for change across the country.

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