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Several Dolphins players took a knee during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s Week 1 game against the Seahawks, following in the footsteps of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the practice during the preseason.

And while different teams have chosen to protest differently — Chiefs‘ players interlocked arms instead of kneeling — the issue remains a politically divisive one. Last month, CBS NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason called Kaepernick’s actions “disrespectful,” and on Sunday evening, supermodel and actress Kate Upton tweeted her displeasure with the Dolphins’ players decision.

Upton’s remarks didn’t go unnoticed (which, we imagine, was the point):

A few minutes after the tweet above, Upton then tweeted this:

And that, too, elicited a response:

Kaepernick, whose team doesn’t play until Monday night, has said that he’ll continue to kneel during the national anthem to protest the oppression of black people in the United States.


Source: CBS Sports / Supermodel Kate Upton calls Dolphins players taking a knee on 9/11 ‘unacceptable’