San Francisco 49ers cheerleader who took a knee for SECOND time during national anthem identified as Kayla Morris

THE cheerleader who shocked America by taking a knee during the national anthem has done so again – and been revealed as Kayla Morris.

The San Francisco 49ers cheerleader went viral earlier this month after kneeling in support of NFL player protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

 San Francisco 49ers cheerleader Kayla Morris kneels for a second time during the US anthem

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San Francisco 49ers cheerleader Kayla Morris kneels for a second time during the US anthem

Fan photos were all that were available at the time but her face is clear now after photographers snapped her taking a knee once more during the 49ers' game against the New York Giants at the Levi's Stadium last night.

Morris has been a member of the 49ers' Gold Rush cheerleading team for the past two seasons.

The 24-year-old brunette, who is from San Francisco, was thought to be the first known cheerleader to drop down during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

However, it is believed two other 49ers cheerleaders took a knee during the anthem last year.

 Morris actions were in stark contrast to her fellow cheerleaders, who all observed the anthem

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Morris actions were in stark contrast to her fellow cheerleaders, who all observed the anthem
 Other cheerleaders raise their pom poms while Morris keeps hers by her side

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Other cheerleaders raise their pom poms while Morris keeps hers by her side
 A man salutes the flag while Morris kneels

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A man salutes the flag while Morris kneels
 Morris stunned fans by kneeling

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Morris stunned fans by kneeling

Morris has not spoken out on her decision and little is known about her.

Her number one song is Skywalker by Miguel and Travis Scott and her favourite holiday is Halloween, according to her bio on the 49ers' official website.

Her Facebook page shows she went to Deer Valley High School in Antioch, California, and she attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, from where it is believed she got a degree.

Morris' former team-mate Kayla Rossell revealed her identity to the Daily Mail.

 The San Francisco 49ers cheerleader first took a knee earlier this month

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The San Francisco 49ers cheerleader first took a knee earlier this month
 Morris is from San Francisco

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Morris is from San Francisco
 She has been cheerleading for the NFL team for two years

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She has been cheerleading for the NFL team for two years
 The stunning brunette has not spoken publicly on her decision to kneel

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The stunning brunette has not spoken publicly on her decision to kneel
 Former 49ers star Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL star to kneel during anthems

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Former 49ers star Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL star to kneel during anthems

She said: "I think it's an extremely brave and courageous thing to do and I think it's been met with love and respect."

NFL protests began in 2016 when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem, with similar demonstrations spreading to other teams.

President Donald Trump has slammed the actions, calling players who "disrespect" the flag "sons of b*****s".

NFL Network reporter Melissa Stark hit on the head by a ball during live TV broadcast at Wembley

THE cheerleader who shocked America by taking a knee during the national anthem has done so again – and been revealed as Kayla Morris.