Kaepernick: ‘This Country Stands For Freedom, Liberty, Justice For All..Not Happening For All Right Now’ (Video)

Colin Kaepernick benched for Blaine Gabbert

On Saturday, San Francisco 49ers back-up QB Colin Kaepernick took a major stand on social injustice by not standing during the National Anthem during a preseason game on Friday. When asked about it, he provided the following explanation:

“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.”

On Sunday, Kaepernick spoke to reporters and made sure everybody understood what he was fighting for.


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