NFL Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem; Twitter Is Blowing Up With A Viral Tweet

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November 02, 2018

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Over the past couple of years, kneeling during the National Anthem has been a big deal. Millions support it, while millions don't.

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1058325716272664577

During the 2018 NFL season, there have been athletes that have taken a knee in protest, but the league has decided not to implement a policy, "at least for this season," according to reports.

https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1058297665736314880

As for last Thursday night during the Oakland Raiders and San Fransico 49ers game at Levi's Stadium, a cheerleader decided to kneel. This is something we've never seen before at the NFL level, and it's causing quite the rumble on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1058199722039697409

Raider fan Lenny Herold was the man who captured the moment on his phone during the National Anthem. Within minutes, his tweet went viral with over 6,100 retweets and over 1,100 comments.

https://twitter.com/GatorLenny/status/1058151230537576448

Back in 2016 during the NFL preseason, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the individual who started taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest of racism, police brutality, and other issues. Throughout the years, other athletes in different sports have decided to do the same, while others have stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

Check out what others are saying about the cheerleader on Twitter below:

https://twitter.com/22millermichael/status/1058303965232857089

https://twitter.com/vdbush47_/status/1058320296397168641

https://twitter.com/JDunphy8/status/1058333686842773505

https://twitter.com/sakomag/status/1058187442849640448

https://twitter.com/teddy3885/status/1058348787167563781

https://twitter.com/LILLIES007/status/1058358263283179520

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