. chris martinez reports. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick once again refused to stand during the star spangled banner.. this time at thursday night's and moments after the team's annual salute to the military. he was also joined in protest by his teammate, safety eric reid. the crowd erupted in boos as kaepernick took the field to start the game... immediately leading the 49ers to their first touchdown. after the game, kaepernick addressed the protest. we want to make sure the message we're trying to send isn't coming along with it. kaepernick's actions first captured attention last week when he stayed seated during the national anthem at another preseason game protesting what he calls -oppression of minorities in america. (chris martinez/cbs news/san diego) fans at thursday night's game had plenty to say about kaepernick's political activism. "kaepernick , don't ever ever again, brother." /// "he's doing a huge thing by speaking out and speaking up and taking a stand and saying something is acknowledging something that is repressed in this country and has been for a long time."