Colin Kaepernick had been trending on social media since Monday after it was announced that Tim Tebow was getting a shot to play in the NFL some nine years after he played in a regular season game and at a position that he has never played before.
Things changed on Tuesday when the former NFL quarterback took to Twitter and announced that he was publishing a book that argued for the abolishment of police.
The book — titled “Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons” — is set to drop in October.
“In order to eradicate anti-Blackness, we must also abolish the police” — Colin Kaepernick says.
Kaepernick is also an editor on the project.
“The omnipresent threat of premature death at the hands, knees, chokeholds, tasers, and guns of law enforcement has only further engrained its anti-Black foundation into the institutions of policing,” Kaepernick states.
“In order to eradicate anti-Blackness, we must also abolish the police. The abolition of one without the other is impossible.”
Kaepernick played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, but hasn’t received another opportunity to play since he kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem in 2016.