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A soccer pro knelt during the national anthem to support Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick isn't alone in kneeling during the national anthem.

Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.
Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. women's national soccer team in 2012 and currently plays for the Seattle Reign FC, knelt during the anthem before a game on Sunday.

She said it was an intentional nod to Kaepernick, who knelt during the anthem after he sat and drew national attention.

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Rapinoe attacked critics of Kaepernick, telling ESPN, "I am disgusted with the way he has been treated... It is overtly racist. 'Stay in your place, black man.'"

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Some thanked Rapinoe on social media, including activist Shaun King.

President Obama mentioned Kaepernick from the G-20 summit.

Some supporters of Rapinoe and Kaepernick were pessimistic.

But, as with Kaepernick, some people were angered by the gesture.

And others poked fun at the relative unpopularity of women's soccer in the U.S. instead.

What do you think of Megan Rapinoe kneeling during the anthem?

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