Three West Virginia University Institute of Technology volleyball players took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before a game on Wednesday. The players, all of whom are black women, said they were kneeling in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the National Football League quarterback who set off a national debate for refusing to stand during the national anthem in protest of racial oppression.
"He's exercising his right to choose to sit or stand, so you have to recognize that he's got that right," Keyonna Morrow, one of the players and vice president of WVU Tech's Black Student Union, told a local news station.
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