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SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game at Levi's Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he stands by his decision to sit during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.

Inevitable backlash for his decision, Kaepernick said, is something he’s willing to endure. Regardless of public response, the NFL player said he’s taking a stand for people who are “oppressed” in the United States. He has sat through three pre-season games so far.

His protest has created a firestorm, according to Fox News Sports, especially among the military community. Coach Chip Kelly said he will not punish Kaepernick because Kelly said Kaepernick has a right to chose whether or not to stand for the anthem.