Controversy swirls following former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem, citing protest against racial discrimination. Here’s a look at moments of political protest by athletes.
Boxer Muhammed Ali refused to be drafted for the Vietnam War, citing his Muslim faith. As a result, he was stripped of his heavyweight title.Ross D. Franklin/AP
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.