49ers Release Statement on QB Kaepernick’s Decision to Sit During National Anthem
Colin Kaepernick: “I’m Not Going To Stand & Show Pride in a Flag For a Country That Oppresses Black People”
Photo shows Colin Kaepernick sitting during the National Anthem.
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On Friday, San Francisco 49ers back-up QB Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand while the National Anthem was being played during the preseason game vs. the Green Bay Packers and social media lost its mind.
Kaepernick, who has been very outspoken about racial divide in this country released a statement as to why he did what he did and the truth may shock a bunch of people.
On Saturday morning, Kaep spoke with NFL.com about his decision.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Expect the outrage to get even louder after these comments.