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A CHEERLEADER for NFL team the San Fran­cisco 49ers causes a stir by “tak­ing a knee” dur­ing a ren­di­tion of Amer­ica’s na­tional an­them.

That means she went down on one knee to protest at the way black peo­ple are treated in the US.

It’s not to be con­fused with when cheer­lead­ers go down on both knees, which is usu­ally how they be­come cheer­lead­ers in the first place.

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