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Kaepernick anthem protests spark controversy in NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown has hit out at Team USA Coach John Tortorella over his comments about sports stars refusing to stand for the national anthem – a trend recently set by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game," Tortorella told ESPN on Tuesday, in response to a question about NFL quarterback Kaepernick's protests about the treatment of minorities in the US.  Read more.

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