On Friday, the world was informed of the death of MLB legend Hank Aaron.
On Friday evening, former NFL quarterback turned civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick paid his respects to the legend on Twitter.
Kaepernick thanked “Hammerin’ Hank” for paving the way for black athletes on the field, and fighting for civil rights off of it. The former San Francisco 49ers QB added a picture of the two athletes meeting.
“Hank Aaron has always been a giant—a living legend—whose courage, resilience, & honor inspired millions. He fought for us with every swing of his bat,& paved the way for us to walk in. I was fortunate enough to be able to tell him “thank you” in person. Rest in Power Hammerin’ Hank,” Kaepernick wrote on Twitter.
Hank still holds the record for most RBIs (2,297), total bases (6,856), and extra-base hits (1,477) in MLB history.