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A number of NFL players took to Twitter on Tuesday to encourage fans to get out and vote. However, the most political NFL player of them all was not one of them.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has enjoyed a national platform from which to share his political opinions ever since he started kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL preseason. During that time, he’s made it abundantly clear that he was not a fan of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
“Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist,” Kaepernick said after the first presidential debate back in September. “At this point, talking to one of my friends, you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
Apparently that did not change on Tuesday. As millions of Americans went to the polls to cast a vote in the presidential election, Kaepernick told reporters that he would not be voting in this election.
Colin Kaepernick hadn’t voted, won’t vote in this election, he said.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) November 8, 2016
Of course, even if you didn’t like either candidate and viewed the presidential race as a lose-lose, there were still plenty of local issues on your ballot where you could have made a difference. So hopefully you didn’t think like Kaepernick.