Colin Kaepernick Explains His Stance at Post-Game Press Conference, Commits $1 Million to Charities Supporting Racial Equality (Video)
It seems like just about everyone has a strong opinion about Colin Kaepernick and his decision to protest racial inequality by refusing to stand for the national anthem. However, a lot of these opinions have been formed without actually listening to what the guy is trying to say.
On Thursday night, after the 49ers preseason game against the Chargers, Kaepernick sat down for a press conference and once again explained his stance, claiming that the controversy is a result of a “misunderstanding.”
“I realize men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put their selves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee. So I have the utmost respect for them, and I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way.”
“I’m not anti-America. I love America. I love people,” Kaepernick continued. “That’s why I’m doing this. I want to help make America better. I think having these conversations help everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from.”
Kaepernick also announced for the first time that he’s putting his money where his mouth is.
“I plan to take it a step further. I’m currently working with organizations to be involved and making sure I’m actively in these communities, as well as donating the first million dollars I make this year to different organizations to help these communities and help these people.”
Take a look at the Kaepernick press conference for yourself:
Colin Kaepernick making history by the week. How can you be against this? pic.twitter.com/VEzIJ3n8Dw
— Elite Breed (@Carnage45) September 2, 2016
Hat Tip – [The Score]