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Maroon 5 struggling to find anyone to perform with them at Super Bowl (Picture: Getty Images)

Maroon 5 are reportedly struggling to find anyone to play with them at this years Super Bowl.

The event was originally set to be headlined by Rihanna; however, its rumoured the star turned down the opportunity in support of Colin Kaepernick and his protest against the NFL.

And now sources have told Variety that a number of acts are following in the Rude Boy songstress footsteps, and have turned down the chance to perform alongside Maroon 5.

According to the publication, the band have reached out to a number of their pals to fill the 13-minute-slot, however so far no one has agreed to.

Its rumoured that Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and local act Outkast are just some of the acts that might be on the bill.

Its said Rihanna turned down the headline slot (Picture: Getty Images)

Earlier this year it was claimed by US Weekly that Rihanna disagrees with the NFLs stance on players kneeling while the National Anthem is playing.

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Organisers allegedly told the publication: The NFL and Fox really wanted Rihanna to be next years performer in Atlanta.

They added: They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesnt agree with the NFLs stance.

She supports Colin Kaepernick.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a stand in 2016 when he started to kneel during the National Anthem to highlight racial inequality.

He has since caused controversy by appearing on the 30th anniversary of Nikes advert where he pointed out superstar athletes such as basketball player LeBron James and tennis ace Serena Williams.

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The 30-year-old could be heard narrating the two-minute ad, where he says: Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.

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He added: If people say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good.

Stay that way, because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult, its a compliment.

Metro.co.uk have reached out to Maroon 5s reps for comment.

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