Small Group Kneels & Protests Outside Stadium For Ravens To Sign Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

The protests have begun.

The Baltimore Ravens held open practice on Saturday morning that was completely free for all fans, but what they got was a small group of people kneeling outside M&T Bank Stadium and protesting for the team to sign Colin Kaepernick.

The demonstration lasted about an hour with protesters carrying signs that read, “Ravens fans for Kaepernick,” and “Blacklist: What is it good for?”

Meredith Tyler held a sign Saturday that read: Say No to NFL Racism. Sign Colin Kaepernick.

“I don’t think the whole Colin Kaepernick issue is a football decision,” the Federal Hill woman said. “I think it’s probably a money decision and the Ravens organization is too frightened that they are going to lose fans, lose supporters, lose ticket holders that they don’t want to take that chance nor do other teams in the league.

“It is something that I support. If the Ravens took a strong stance against Kaepernick, I would consider not attending games.”

Tyler, who is a Ravens’ season ticket holder, acknowledged that the team is in a tough spot.

“I own PSLs and I put my name on the wait list as well and I moved 300 places on the wait list just this last season,” Tyler said. “I think their ticket sales are in a little bit of trouble.”

Jeff Brauer, wearing a Kaepernick 49ers’ T-shirt, said he attended the protest because he wanted to take a stance against racial and social injustice.

“It’s a huge problem affecting our country and it’s being manifest by the NFL,” the Baltimore man said. “They continue to employ people who have assaulted their partners, who have tested positive for drugs. They continue to sign them, but Colin Kaepernick does a non-violent protest against a major problem in our country and he’s been blacklisted.”


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