The Sacramento Kings played their first game at their brand new arena, the Golden 1 Center, on Monday night. Like any arena opening, the whole night was meant to symbolize a leap into the future, into a new era for the Kings. But right off the bat, we got a reminder of the present times in which we’re living when the singer of the national anthem nodded to Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee.
Woman singing national anthem at @SacramentoKings games takes a knee while singing “Land of the free and the home of the brave.” @kcranews pic.twitter.com/ddaUjZO521
The singer, Leah Tysse, happily took ownership of the gesture in a tweet later on: