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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem over what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States is apparently winning support from some veterans on Twitter under #VeteransForKaepernick. Kaepernick said he'll continue the protest during San Francisco's preseason game at San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

#VeteransforKaepernick is trending right before Kap plays in a 'Salute to Military' game


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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.

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