San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week after refusing to stand for the national anthem. Click here for more information about his rant against patriotism. Since that time his opponents have taken every advantage possible to teach Kaepernick about respecting Old Glory.
The 49ers next stop is San Diego, which is the home to one of the largest military populations in the nation. Before Kaepernick can set foot on the grid iron, he’ll have to sit through one of the most patriotic pregame shows in the history of football courtesy of the Chargers. They’re calling the game the “Salute to the Military” and plan to honor our country, flag, and military personnel.
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It will be hard for Kaepernick to miss the 45,000 square foot flag being held by more than 240 members of the United States armed forces. While the national anthem plays and the rest of the crowd stands and sings along with Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell, the 49ers QB can sit back and watch a team of retired Navy SEALs parachute into the stadium.
The celebration won’t stop after the pregame. In a public press release via Twitter, a representative for the Chargers announced “At halftime the Chargers will recognize six Vietnam War veterans as a remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the war. The Chargers will also have wounded warriors as special guests and a patriotic fireworks show to wrap up hal