Kaepernick Says He Stands With Michael Bennett After ‘Disgusting & Unjust’ Actions By Law Enforcement
Last season, Colin Kaepernick was viewed sitting during the national anthem. He later explained that he was protesting police brutality, stating the following:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” he said. “To me, this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change and I feel that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”
What he was protesting against actually happened to Michael Bennett on Aug. 26th, following the McGregor-Mayweather fight. After gun shots were heard inside a casino, the Seattle Seahawks defensive end found himself on the Las Vegas pavement with a cop’s gun pointed at the back of his head.
Bennett spoke to reporters about the incident after posting a description of what happened on social media. He couldn’t even get through the interview without almost breaking down in tears, but Colin Kaepernick made sure to let his boy know that he had his back via Twitter.
This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust. I stand with Michael and I stand with the people. pic.twitter.com/TqXFiso6lk
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 6, 2017