Calling it the “least she could do” to support NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, out soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt as the national anthem played on Sunday.

As The Star-Spangled Banner played before her Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars in Chicago, Rapinoe took a knee in solidarity with Kaepernick.

“It was very intentional,” she told reporters after the game. “It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he's standing for right now.”

Kaepernick, of the San Francisco 49ers, has refused to stand when the anthem is played to protest racial injustice. He recently compromised by kneeling.

“I'm not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told reporters on Friday. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

Rapinoe said that as “a gay American” she could identify with Kaepernick's stand.

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties,” she said in comments to American Soccer Now. “It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it. It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful.”

In a tweet to supporters she added: “It's the least I can do. Keep the conversation going.”