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Debra Messing, the actress and star of NBC's sitcom Will & Grace, has praised her son's actions during the national anthem of a New York Rangers NHL ice hockey game.
Messing wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that she was proud of him for exercising his right to protest over the national anthem, following the lead of professional athletes such as Colin Kaepernick:
'Please stand for the Star Spangled Banner.'
Son: 'Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?'