SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 07: San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. The Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers 28-18. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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49ers Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem Before “TNF” Game

A cheerleader for San Francisco 49ers took a knee before the team’s game vs. Oakland.

A cheerleader for the 49ers took a knee during the national anthem prior to San Francisco’s 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football.

The cheerleader, who has not been identified at this time, was following in the kneeprints of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the playing of the anthem.

The woman who knelt is the first NFL cheerleader to kneel during the anthem. However, several women have taken a knee during the anthem at the college level including cheerleaders from Kennesaw State University and a dancer at Georgia Tech.

During the actual game at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers demolished the Raiders 34-3 in the Battle of the Bay.

In the game, undrafted quarterback Nick Mullens shredded the Raiders for 262 yards and three touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers thoroughly dominated beating the Oakland Raiders 34-3 on Thursday night.

“I think I’m here for a reason. This is my opportunity to prove that I can play,” Mullens said. “Today’s thing was just attack your job and worry about what matters. What mattered most tonight was the team and how we played.”

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