Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback Marcus Peters Sits for National Anthem

KANSAS CITY, MP – JANUARY 15: Cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs checks his aligment with an official prior turnover a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of the game in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters became the first player to sit for the national anthem during the 2017 NFL regular season.

Peters opted not to stand Thursday before his team’s opener against the New England Patriots. He appeared to be the only player on either team to do so.

Peters previously raised a fist during the anthem last year after then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines by deciding not to stand to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

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Source: USA Today