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With the NFL season right around the corner, the NAACP has increased its efforts on trying and secure Colin Kaepernick a job in the league by calling for a boycott of the NFL.
The NAACP wants Atlanta Falcons fans to stay away from there brand spanking new Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the season opener. They’ve also asked fans not to watch the game on the TV in protest of the league’s treatment of the former Niners QB.
“There will be no football in the state of Georgia if Colin Kaepernick is not on a training camp roster and given an opportunity to pursue his career,” said Gerald Griggs from Atlanta NAACP. “This is not a simple request. This is a statement. This is a demand.and if Mr. Kaepernick is not allowed to pursue his career, then on September the 17th, at 5:00, we are going to have the world’s largest tailgate, and that tailgate will not go into Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We will take a knee, and we will continue to take a knee on the NFL until they act with one voice.”
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has since released a statement to FOX 5 in response to the NAACP’s demands:
“I have a long record of active opposition to any symbol or behavior that represents exclusion or discrimination, both personally and in keeping with the core values of our businesses. I, along with our Family Foundation, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United have never and will never waver from that stance.”