Flashback: Before Kaepernick, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's Silent Protest


NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t the first professional athlete to sit during the United States national anthem. In March 1996, NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf also refused to stand – calling the American flag “a symbol of oppression, of tyranny.”

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