Bills’ Jefferson raises fist in apparent protest before Thursday’s game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — As the national anthem played before Thursday’s Bills-Lions game, one local player was seen apparently protesting.

OL Cameron Jefferson stood, but with a raised fist in the air as the song played.

Last season, former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before many games. He says he was protesting police brutality and the treatment of black Americans.

The Bills won Thursday’s preseason game 27-17. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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