Virginia basketball team kneels in support of Colin Kaepernick

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a huge statement when he decided not to stand during the national anthem before games this season. A number of football players have joined his protest and now it seems his movement has moved to the basketball court.

The Virginia Cavaliers’ basketball team decided to join Kaepernick’s movement against social injustice. Star guard London Perrantes shared a picture of the entire team taking a knee during practice to show solidarity between them.

The 2016-17 basketball season doesn’t officially tip off for a little more than a month, but it already looks like the protests will continue into the future. There is no news, however, on if the Cavaliers will actually kneel during the national anthem before games this year.

However, if this is any indication, you can expect at least a few players to join the movement this year. The Cavaliers open the 2016-17 season on Nov. 11 against UNC-Greensboro.

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Caleb Baileycampussports writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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