San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, started in his first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday (Oct. 16), and while his team didn’t play well (they lost 16-45), the real drama was surrounding the fans’ response to Kaepernick.

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Kaepernick was welcomed to mostly boos at the Orchard Park stadium, a small group of fans protested outside the stadium. After the game, Kaepernick was asked about his reception by the Bills fans:

“I don’t understand what’s un-American about fighting for liberty and justice for everybody, for the equality this country says it stands for,” Kaepernick told reporters. “To me, I see it as very patriotic and American to uphold the United States to the standards that it says it lives

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When about a report that a Bills fan had hurled a beer bottle at him, Kaepernick chuckled, and said, “If they did, they didn’t have very good aim.”

“But I had some Bills fans before the game come up and say they are supporting me, so I think it all depends on who the person is,” the quarterback continued. “But, you know, at the end of the day, I’m going to continue to fight for what I’m fighting for.”

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