The wife of a star NFL quarterback has formally issued a public apoloy to Colin Kaepernick.
Back in 2016, Colin Kaepernick gained National attention after he began kneeling during the Anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustices in America. He was met with widespread criticism for his action, but as time has gone on, people who felt a certain way about him have since changed their tune.
Kelly Stafford appears to be one of those people. The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford explained her mindset on Instagram.
“When Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem, I had strong feelings about it. Even when he kept saying it had nothing to do with the flag or military, I didn’t listen. I kept not listening to him or anyone else and let the political rhetoric persuade me that him kneeling was disrespectful to our military.
Over the past several months, I have opened my ears, mind, and heart and it has opened my eyes to see how wrong I was and for that I am sorry,” she wrote.
Matthew and Kelly are donating $350,000 to their alma mater, the University of Georgia, to fund a program for student-athletes.
“Matthew and I thought this was a good place to start. We are proud to be a part of this program and we will keep fighting to help end this social injustice. Black Lives Matter,” Kelly wrote.