publication date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Sports

clue: He's supposed to mine for Super Bowl gold, but he instead struck a vein of pure controversy when he refused to stand for the National Anthem.

explanation: Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers ("mine for gold"), created a lasting controversy in 2016 by refusing to stand for the National Anthem because of what he believed was unjust treatment of African-American citizens by police. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Lori Lancaster, and Jesse King


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