Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" has stirred up anger and controversy across America, including from his former teammates. And on Thursday, the San Diego Chargers are hosting a "Salute to Military" as Kaepernick comes to town.
But an army of veterans have taken his side with the hashtag #VeteransforKaepernick.
Their argument: Even military sacrifices don't make standing for the anthem mandatory.
This vet challenged the "even disabled vets" response.
But not everyone using the hashtag supported Kaepernick.
The Kaepernick controversy has led a lot of people to conclude the national anthem is racist. Here's the background.