I commend and support Colin Kaepernick.
When the national anthem played before the start of the preseason game with the Green Bay Packers on Friday night, Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, took a stand by not standing.
Explaining the gesture, Kaepernick said that he had decided to remain seated as a statement against racial oppression.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media in an interview published on Saturday.
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” he said.
I remember John Carlos, Tommie Smith, and Peter Norman too!