Well, here’s a new wrinkle in the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem saga. ESPN — which is set to broadcast the 49ers-Rams game on Monday September 12, will now show the National Anthem after all as part of the telecast:

Earlier the network announced that it wouldn’t air the National Anthem because they haven’t done so in the past:

There are actually two games on Monday September 12. The first game of the night is between the Steelers and the Redskins, meaning ESPN will actually break into coverage to watch Kaepernick not stand up for the song. From Awful Announcing:

This may mark the first time a sports network has broken into other programming for live anthem coverage.

It’ll be interesting to see how the main telecast handles it on ESPN once they go live with the second half of the Monday Night Football doubleheader. Given it’ll be Chris Berman calling the game, you just know an awkward moment awaits…

In other words, now that ESPN knows it can cash in on the National Anthem, it shows the National Anthem. How patriotic…