East Carolina fans boo own marching band for national anthem protest

East Carolina fans boo own marching band for national anthem protest

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes around the country, East Carolina band members kneeled during the national anthem Saturday ahead of the team's tilt with Central Florida.

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The band was also booed during halftime.

Reactions were varied after the stance:

Kaepernick has refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality, prompting other athletes to follow suit.

(H/T 247sports)