When Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, his actions were immediately decried as being offensive to the military. Well, at least some members of the military are taking to social media to stand up for Kaepernick’s right to sit down. (Maybe Colin Kaepernick actually can read a defense…)

+ The NYT’s Sam Borden raises some interesting questions such as, why is the national anthem a staple of sporting events to begin with?