Colin Kaepernick’s name has been trending on social media pretty much all day for several reasons. It is actually the 4th anniversary of the former NFL QB kneeling in protest of racial inequality and police brutality.
Four years later, Kaepernick’s message is coming through loud and clear. We’ve seen athletes across sports kneel like Kaepernick did.
On Instagram, the former 49ers QB reacted to the news of NBA players taking a stand and boycotting playing in any playoff games following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Bucks led the way with today’s boycott and were soon followed by the Rockets-Thunder and Lakers-Blazers.
Milwaukee’s players released a statement on their decision:
“When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable. We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.
“We are calling for justice for Jacob Blake and demand the officers be held accountable. For this to occur, it is imperative for the Wisconsin State Legislature to reconvene after months of inaction and take up meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability, brutality and criminal justice reform. We encourage all citizens to educate themselves, take peaceful and responsible action, and remember to vote on Nov. 3,” the Bucks said.