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Florida State Students To Wear Black And Sit Through National Anthem

Hundreds of Florida State Students to wear black and sit through national anthem before game against North Carolina.

In light of recent events concerning racial discrimination taking place around the country, some Florida State students have decided to weigh in on the matter with their own form of silent protest.

According to Jared Shanker of ESPN, around 200 students at the FSU - UNC contest will be dressed in black and plan to remain seated during the national anthem.

This comes on the heels of Mara Green, an FSU volleyball player, choosing to take a knee during the national anthem at a home match against Florida in early September.

Protest during the national anthem recently entered the arena of public discourse after Colin Kaepernick was seen sitting during the national anthem in protest during a preseason game in August. Since then, many other NFL players and athletes have followed suit and joined him in peaceful protest, whether it be through sitting, kneeling or raising a fist.

Florida State takes on North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN.