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Something interesting went down after the San Francisco 49ers played and defeated the San Diego Chargers 31-21 in an NFL preseason game Thursday night. Colin Kaepernick met with the media and he took the opportunity to go into significant detail about his controversial protest, the causes he supports, and how things will work moving forward.

One of the things we learned is that he will be donating the first $1 million of his 2016 salary to various community organizations. He says he’s been speaking with various organizations to move beyond the why of the protest, and into the underlying issues of the protests. This will include working in communities in need, and effecting change as much as he can, according to SB Nation’s David Fucillo.

If you didn’t see it, Kaepernick’s way of protesting before the game was to take a knee (kneel) for the national anthem. He was joined by free safety Eric Reid. However, the under fire quarterback was seen applauding military families when they were recognized during the game, and also standing and applauding for “God Bless America.”

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