49ers omit Colin Kaepernick from photo gallery

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The San Francisco 49ers apologized for not including photos of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a photo gallery of the team's history against the Green Bay Packers, according to ESPN.

The 49ers highlighted memorable moments from their rivalry against the Green Bay Packers, who they visit in their next National Football League contest on Monday night.

But until the issue was brought up, no images of Kaepernick were included in the montage.

Photos of Kaepernick have since been added to the gallery. "The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and gratitude for the contributions Colin made to our team over the years". "This oversight does not properly reflect the appreciation our ownership and this team have for Colin". Kaepernick and that 2013 team then ventured to Lambeau Field to notch a wild-card win.

The 49ers supported Kaepernick in 2016 when he made a decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustice and matched his $1 million contribution toward programs for social equality.

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The kneeling protest gained a higher profile a year ago when US President Donald Trump said players should be fired for such protests, calling anyone who kneeled for the anthem a "son of a bitch" who was insulting the nation and flag.

The team posted dozens of photos on its website of past games against the Packers before the teams meet again Monday night without at first including any of Kaepernick.

"I made that decision just with the style of offense that we wanted to go with", Shanahan said on September 24. He also threw for 413 yards in a season-opening win against Green Bay that same season and the next year led a winning drive in a playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2014.

"I hope not", the Green Bay Packers quarterback said. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said last month that the team would not consider re-signing him, as he does not fit "with the style of offense that we wanted to go with".

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