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Giants received 'a lot' of letters on Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

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New York Giants fans weren’t only concerned last season with the team’s handling of kicker Josh Brown’s domestic violence case. They also had something to say about the national anthem protest started by Colin Kaepernick on the opposite coast.

“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Giants co-owner John Mara told SI.com. “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot.”

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Kaepernick was a member of the San Francisco 49ers last season when he refused to stand during The Star-Spangled Banner to call attention to police misconduct and the racial inequality. The protest was adopted by several other NFL players and athletes in other professional sports leagues.

“It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I’ve run into,” Mara…

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