San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE

NFL Super Bowl

Super Bowl in the culture wars: celebrity boycotts, wary advertisers – and who will play at half-time?

  • NFL has tried to keep the biggest night for sports and advertising in the US above politics
  • It’s treatment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a sticking point

Topic |   NFL Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (centre), takes a knee with teammates Eli Harold (left), and Eric Reid (right) during the US national anthem before the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys in October, 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE
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