◾️ The cheerleader knelt in Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader knelt during the national anthem of the United States, in an apparent reflection of the protest movement initiated by quarterback Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness in topics like racism and police brutality.
The woman knelt in the Niners game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, according to a photo posted on Twitter and reports.
This is Kayla. She’s a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. She kneeled during National Anthem ceremonies. Multiple cheerleaders have sued NFL teams over harsh treatment and meager benefits. She’s put her career at risk for something bigger than herself. https://t.co/qs4QMB07RG pic.twitter.com/L2YbTYxGIB
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) November 3, 2018
The cheerleader, who has been identified as Kayla, may be the first NFL cheerleader to kneel during the anthem, according to several local media outlets.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 2, 2018