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Ben Carson explained why he thinks Colin Kaepernick was wrong to sit through the national anthem AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrival at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert); San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick holds the football during warmups before a preseason NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stirred controversy when he elected to sit during the national anthem. Kaepernick said:

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

Former presidential candidate and Donald Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson weighed in:

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Though many expressed outrage over Kaepernick’s actions, billionaire, “Shark Tank” panelist and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a different outlook:

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