Colin Kaepernick might be out of the National Football League (NFL) but the protest he started against injustice is still going strong.
Eric Reed of the Carolina Panthers has continued the protest and he is joined by an NFL cheerleader.
The cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem has done so again, and she has been revealed as Kayla Morris.
The San Francisco 49ers cheerleader went viral in early November after kneeling in support of NFL player protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
Fan photos were all that was available at the time, but her face is clear now after photographers snapped her taking a knee once more during the 49ers’ game against the Giants at Levi’s Stadium on Monday night.
Morris has been a member of the 49ers’ Gold Rush cheerleading team for the past two seasons. The 24-year-old brunette, who is from San Francisco, is the first cheerleader who took a knee who has been identified.
However, it is believed two other 49ers cheerleaders took a knee during the anthem last year.
Morris’ favorite song is “Skywalker” by Miguel and Travis Scott and her favorite holiday is Halloween, according to her bio on the 49ers’ official website.
Her Facebook page shows she went to Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif., and she attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
Morris’ former teammate Kayla Rossell revealed her identity to the Daily Mail.
“I think it’s an extremely brave and courageous thing to do and I think it’s been met with love and respect,” Rossell said.
NFL protests began in 2016 when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem, with similar demonstrations spreading to other teams.