Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the pregame protest of racial oppression and inequality in the United States last season by sitting down during the national anthem before a preseason game, and then kneeling during the anthem in Week 1 and throughout the season.
Kaepernick remains a free agent, but several NFL players have continued to protest the national anthem this season, including during the preseason.
While NFL Players Are Kneeling , Boy With Cerebral Palsy Tries to Stand For National Anthem.This is the heart-warming moment a boy with cerebral palsy attempts to stand for the national anthem. Logan Wilson, nine, of Chesterfield, Michigan, loves baseball and football. He was born over three months early months early and weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. The report said he spent six months in the NCIU and was diagnosed with spastic quad cerebral palsy. He cannot walk and understands very little vocabulary, but his mother describes him as affectionate with a keen understanding of peoples’ emotions. Logan is a huge Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan, and they started taking him to baseball games a few years ago because he plays in the special needs baseball league.
The family of a 9-year-old was shocked when the boy managed to stand for the national anthem. Rebecca Domzalski Wilson of Michigan explains that her son, Logan, knows you’re supposed to stand up during the national anthem. But before this week, that seemed like an impossible challenge. Because of his condition, Logan is unable to walk. That’s why when Rebecca saw him stand up, she quickly started recording video of the moment.
Wilson told ABC News her son is a huge fan of the Lions and the Detroit Tigers so they record the games for him to re-watch. Logan asked his mom to sit him on the couch so he could watch the game after he got home from school Monday.
“He walks with the assistance of a walker that he gets strapped into but it’s very supportive of him,” she said of Logan, who was born nearly four months early weighing 1 pound, 10 ounces. “I haven’t really seen him try to stand from that sitting position on his own like that,” she said. Logan can be seen in the video putting his left hand to his chest since he has limited mobility on his right side, according to his mom.
She admits while the caption was a dig at athletes who have refused to stand during the national anthem and doesn’t agree with it, she believes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the matter. “In my opinion, I believe they are not only disrespecting their own country, a country that affords them the right to do what they did, but also disrespecting all the people who fight for this country. I do not disagree with their reasons for doing what they did, I disagree with the actions they took,” Wilson said.