DETROIT (WWJ) – Supermodel and Michigan native Kate Upton was upset with several Miami Dolphins players for kneeling during the National Anthem on Sunday, and shared her thoughts on social media.

Upton’s tweets blasted the players writing “this is unacceptable” and “we should support each other” on September 11, the 15-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander tweeted “I choose to stand.”

The debate over whether athletes should stand or sit in protest during the anthem has escalated over the last couple weeks since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made waves when he sat during the national anthem before a preseason game.

Comments (4)
  1. Good place for the bums, on their knees.

  2. Dan Fay says:

    KUDOS Kate and Justin.

  3. phil says:

    Keep political beliefs out of sports. If they want to protest do it with black lives matter and see how they riot and exibit violence. Thats the only reason
    for BLM movement

  4. William j Zavala says:

    Life is simple for the ultra-beautiful and the ultra-talented. “You should be proud to be an American”?? How nice that would be. Kaepernick & others, including me, want to be proud to be Americans. But when the government, incl. police behave in unconscionable ways, we’re not proud of that. Those athletes are taking a stand by taking a knee.

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