Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (center) with teammates Eric Reid (L) and Eli Harold #58 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 25, 2016 in Seattle.

As American sports figures sound off on politics, their European counterparts stay silent

Updated 1041 GMT (1841 HKT) December 12, 2016