Joining Colin Kaepernick in his cause comes with costs (The Associated Press)

Standing, kneeling or gesturing in support of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests has come at a cost for the dozen NFL players who have joined the cause against social injustices. ”No, it’s worth it,” said Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, insisting that while he’s disheartened by evaporating endorsements , Twitter trolls and the burning of a T-shirt in front of team headquarters this week, he’s also undaunted. Detractors accuse protesting players of being unpatriotic or disrespecting the American flag.