Weekend Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)

Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified later when four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline with hands on their hearts as ”The Star Spangled Banner” played in Seattle. The protests were inspired by San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick , the first NFL player who chose to sit and take a knee during the anthem in preseason games to call attention to what he termed the oppression of blacks and other minorities. Peters’ gesture was the only one visible throughout the early games as the anthems took on more significance because of the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks.
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