49ers Cheerleader Kneels During Anthem Before Thursday Night Football Game

Prior to the Thursday night time soccer sport between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, one of many Niners’ “Gold Rush” cheerleaders took a knee within the endzone through the nationwide anthem. The NFL has opted to not air the anthem on TV this season, however images of the unnamed cheerleader rapidly surfaced on twitter.

According to the Huffington Post, Thursday’s pre-game anthem in San Francisco marks the primary public show of protest by an NFL cheerleader.

ELLE spoke with a number of NFL cheerleaders in 2017 asking why they didn’t take part within the protests alongside gamers. Some pointed to lack of help and worry of dropping their jobs in a local weather the place Colin Kaepernick stays unemployed.

Elle’s report states: “Not one lady ELLE.com spoke to for this story mentioned she would have participated within the protests. It’s merely not the tradition of cheering, they defined, and their captains wouldn’t have supported them. Also, since cheerleaders are sometimes informed how replaceable they’re, they felt that they may very simply be fired for taking a stand. One identified that even a proficient, well-known participant like Kaepernick basically misplaced his job for making an announcement. Few cheerleaders could be keen to take that threat.”

The 49ers began undrafted rookie free agent QB Nick Mullens final night time after backup-turned-starter CJ Beathard was dominated out with an harm. Mullens had a historic debut, because the Niners routed the Raiders 34-Three en path to their second victory of the season. Meanwhile, former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick stays unemployed.