Not even an active-duty serviceman singing the national anthem brought Colin Kaepernick to his feet Thursday night in San Diego.

The embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a knee during “The Star Spangled Banner” during a “Salute to the Military” at Quaalcom Stadium. The festivities, scheduled well in advance of the QB’s initial stunt, included a Marine Corps Band and Navy Seals parachuting into the stadium. But Kaepernick refused to bend from his bended-knee stance.

And this time Kaepernick enjoyed solidarity from a teammate. Fourth-year safety Eric Reid, dressed in street clothes, opted to take a knee during the song as well.

In Oakland, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat on Thursday for the national anthem before a game against the Raiders as well. Lane signed a four-year contract with Seattle before the season.

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Despite the boo birds following Kaepernick in the military town, the quarterback fighting for his job performed well after “The Star Spangled Banner” performance. He led his team on a touchdown drive and proved generally accurate in his throwing.

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