As told by TIME magazine “The perilous fight. How national anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick are fueling a debate.” TIME photo-illustration. Photograph by Michael Zagaris—Getty Images.

The NFL season is in full swing an during the pre-season Colin Kaepernick decided to take a stance or lack of one. He decided to sit during the national anthem in form of protest because of the unjust murders of unarmed African Americans in the United States. Some hated his protest and called it unpatriotic, but Colin insisted this isn’t to disrespect soldiers of any kind or law enforcement. This is to bring awareness to rogue police officers around the country who take laws into their own hands and do not face the punishment that a normal citizen would face. Since Colin’s protest at least 16 unarmed African Americans have been killed by law enforcement. None have been discipline, indicted or convicted as of today. Some former athletes such as Ray Lewis and Jerry Rice do not agree with the way Colin decided to protest. After the Tulsa, Oklahoma shooting a few days ago when an unarmed black male with his hands up and back turned was tasered and then shot in the back and killed by officer Betty Shelby jerry Rice changed his position on Colin’s protest while Ray Lewis insisted police shootings aren’t race related.