Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Sitting Is a Red Flag for Giants

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Sitting Is a Red Flag for Giants

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Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz made his return to game action for the first time in 685 days Saturday night and received positive reviews. He caught one pass for 4 yards while playing 32 snaps.

During his postgame news conference, Cruz was asked for his reaction to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest by not standing for the national anthem.

Kaepernick said he chose to sit during the playing of the national anthem Friday night in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

Here is what Cruz said: "I think, personally, the flag is the flag. Regardless of how you feel about things that are going on in America today and things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you've got to respect the flag. You've got to stand up with your teammates. It's bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there, you're with your team, and you pledge your allegiance to the flag and sing the national anthem with your team. …

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