Let’s talk about it! Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has launched a personal protest by refusing to stand for the national anthem during NFL pre-game ceremonies.
Kaepernick is quoted as saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
This has sparked a lot of debate, conversation and outrage throughout sports, the media, and beyond.
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