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"Some are offended, some aren't. It's really that simple," Boyer tweeted late Tuesday night.
His tweet continued: "To push roughly 20 million veterans onto one side or the other of the Anthem debate (bc you know a Vet who feels a certain way) is just stupid. We're as diverse (and sometimes just as stupid) as any other American microcosm"
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The former Seattle Seahawks long snapper penned two open letters to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback after he started his national anthem protests. In both letters, he defended Kaepernick's right to protest racial inequality during the playing of the anthem.
After the first letter in 2016, Boyer and Kaepernick met in person and that was reportedly the impetus for Kaepernick to change his protest from sitting during the anthem to kneeling, as Boyer said it would be more respectful to the military community.
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In an interview with ESPN back in 2017, Boyer said after he listened to Kaepernick's reasoning for his protest, "not only does he every right to do that, but I respect him. It was incredibly brave what he did."
Boyer grew up in El Cerrito, California and is a life-long fan of the 49ers.
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Some are offended, some aren't, it's really that simple. To push roughly 20 million Veterans onto one side or the other of the Anthem debate (bc you know a Vet who feels a certain way) is just stupid. We're as diverse (and sometimes just as stupid) as any other American microcosm— Nate Boyer (@NateBoyer37) September 4, 2018
Thanks for the invite brother... Good talk. Let's just keep moving forward. This is what America should be all about pic.twitter.com/LgjPpjk173— Nate Boyer (@NateBoyer37) September 2, 2016