In August of 2016 Nate Boyer wrote an open letter to Colin Kaepernick after the then Niners QB was spotted sitting down during the National Anthem.
That letter read in part:
“Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it. When I told my mom about this article, she cautioned me that "the last thing our country needed right now was more hate." As usual, she’s right.
There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind.
I look forward to the day you're inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I'll be standing right there next to you. Keep on trying … De Oppresso Liber.”
Later they would contact each other & have that conversation where both men listened to each other and when you listen below to our full interview with Nate youll understand why listening to one another is so important