To mark three years since he started a civil rights protest by not standing in the course of the nationwide anthem at an NFL recreation, Colin Kaepernick shared an emotional video Wednesday paying tribute to individuals affected by police brutality.
The previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who’s been unsigned because the season he started protesting, tweeted the video with a promise that he’s persevering with to “work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation,” referring to the disproportionate variety of Black individuals killed by police.
The video options remarks from family and friends of Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Philando Castile, who have been all victims of police violence.
Although most recall Kaepernick protesting by kneeling in the course of the anthem, Aug. 14, 2016, was the date he first determined to sit down by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He did so once more at a recreation 4 days later, however each actions went largely unnoticed.
It wasn’t till later in August that the quarterback started kneeling and defined to the media that doing so was an illustration towards police brutality. Numerous different athletes have since adopted go well with.
Nobody was extra enraged by the kneeling than President Donald Trump, who inspired followers to boycott the NFL and referred to as Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” in 2017.
Kaepernick, who’s been a free agent for years regardless of an honest 2016 season with the 49ers, settled a lawsuit with the NFL in February after he sued the league for allegedly blackballing him.
Earlier this month, he not-so-subtly reminded the NFL with a tweet that he’s stored himself in form and hopes to play in an upcoming season.
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