Chris Brown (centre) refused to stand during the American national anthem at a charity basketball game in Los Angeles on Sunday.
 

CHRIS Brown has sparked outrage in the US after refusing to stand for the American national anthem on the 15-year anniversary of 9/11.

The 27-year-old stayed seated as R&B singer Tank performed the The Star-Spangled Banner at a charity basketball game in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The father-of-one is the latest celebrity to join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice and police brutality.

Chris Brown participated in a charity All-Star basketball game at the USC Galen Centre in the US. Picture: EduStarts/Splash NewsSource:Supplied

Before performing, Tank called on the crowd at the USC Galen Center to stand in a show of respect for those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago.

But Brown refused to get up, instead nodding his head and clapping at the end of the performance.

 
 
 
 
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By vharper 09/12/2016 10:56:00
 

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