Women’s USA Hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield took to Twitter earlier this week to state that she has changed her tune when it comes to Colin Kaepernick and his decision to kneel during the national anthem.
Coyne Schofield wrote in a statement on social media that she was one of the people who dismissed Kaepernick when he decided to protest in 2016. She said since then she has “listened and I learned.”
“Instead of deleting a misinformed tweet I posted 4 years ago, I should’ve been clear back then and now – not just knowing it but I should’ve SAID it.
“So let me be absolutely clear: It was NEVER about the flag. It was never about my family members who serve(d) It wasn’t about me. It always was and IS about George Floyd and the countless others who came before him. It’s about Justice and Equality. I know better. I will continue to DO Better.”
This was her original tweet about Kaepernick:
Her change of mind came after protests against racial brutality sparked last week when Floyd died in a police-involved incident with a Minneapolis police officer.