Spike Lee Organizing Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick at NFL Headquarters

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Colin Kaepernick has had trouble finding a job this summer, and a lot of people think he’s being blackballed for his decision to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.

Now one of Kap’s famous supporters is doing something about it.

Spike Lee, who wrote and directed such films as Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X, has announced that he is organizing a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. It will take place at the NFL’s New York headquarters at 5pm on Wednesday, August 23.

Not everyone thinks Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL for his political views. However, his 2016 stats were pretty damned solid. The 49ers may have gone just 1-10 in games Kaepernick started, but it certainly wasn’t his fault. Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns with just four interception, while also rushing for 468 yards. The notion that he’s not even good enough to serve as a backup is laughable.

Of course, there are other theories as to why Kaepernick doesn’t have a job yet. There are also a lot of people who believe he’s being blackballed for his political beliefs, and they have absolutely no problem with that.

However, there are just as many if not more people who understand and respect what Colin Kaepernick is trying to do. If Kaepernick doesn’t get a job in the next two weeks, you can probably expect a pretty big turnout in front of NFL headquarters on August 23.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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