Kaepernick took to said platform to post a tribute to Harry Belafonte, who passed away this Tuesday at the age of 96.
The former singer, actor, and activist had a relationship with Kap, who shared a photo of the two of them together in 2019.
“Thank you, Mr. B, for all of your years of mentorship, guidance, and lifetime of activism fighting for a better future for all of us,” the QB captioned the photo. “You will be missed by many, but your memory and impact live on. I’m eternally grateful for our time together. Rest in Power.”
“Mr. B will be sadly missed. He brought so much talent to the world. RiP HB,” a user wrote in the comments.
“Proud of you, Colin,” another wrote.
Belafonte was a vocal supporter of Kaepernick following the protest actions from the former NFL signal-caller that saw him kneel during the national anthem before games during the 2016 season.
The famed activist praised the QB for his bravery.
“I think that when a black voice is raised in protest to oppression, those who are comfortable with our oppression are the first to criticize us for daring to speak out against it,” he told Roland Martin during a 2016 interview. “I think that it’s a noble thing that he’s done.”
Belafonte was also close to Martin Luther King Jr., oftentimes putting his career at risk to take up the fight against social injustice. He continued to speak on racial and political matters into his older years.
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