49ers’ Kaepernick Says He’ll Continue to Sit During National Anthem
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game Friday out of protest against police brutality, said yesterday he plans to keep doing it.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 27, 2016
Kaepernick told reporters after the game on Friday that he felt an obligation to the "people that are oppressed," adding, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” the five-year NFL veteran continued. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
#49ers Colin Kaepernick: "I'll continue to sit." pic.twitter.com/L1k0WcJVn8 — Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 28, 2016
What are your thoughts on Kaepernick's stance, despicable display of disrespect or it's his right?