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A singer took a knee while singing the national anthem at an NBA game



Leah Tysse sang the national anthem before a Sacramento Kings basketball game on Tuesday.

She took a knee as she sang "land of the free" and explained her actions on Facebook.

The sad reality is, as a white American I am bestowed a certain privilege in this nation that is not enjoyed by all people.
Leah Tysse

Tysse knelt in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and others who have knelt during the anthem to protest police brutality. 

"This is not who we claim to be as a nation," Tysse wrote.

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As with most anthem protests, the reaction to Tysse's was divisive.

She had many supporters.

Some were... not exactly enthusiastic.

Some even called her a "traitor."

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