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Poll finds Colin Kaepernick is America’s most disliked NFL player

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ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 1: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on November 1, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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A research firm that asks Americans whether they dislike various athletes has found that Colin Kaepernick is now the most-disliked player in the NFL.

Kaepernick, who led the movement to sit out the national anthem, is “disliked a lot” by 29 percent of Americans polled last week.

The last time the poll was taken, two years ago, only 6 percent of Americans disliked Kaepernick a lot. So it’s safe to say the majority of Americans who dislike Kaepernick dislike him because of his anthem protest.

The jump in Kaepernick’s unpopularity comes entirely from whites: In the poll two years ago, 7 percent of whites disliked Kaepernick a lot; now 37 percent of whites dislike Kaepernick a lot. Two years ago 3 percent of African-Americans disliked Kaepernick a lot; now 2 percent of African-Americans dislike Kaepernick a lot.

The next-most-disliked NFL players are Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13 percent) and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10 percent).