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Colin Kaepernick Won’t “Show Pride… For A Country That Oppresses Black People”

Submitted by on August 27, 2016 – 12:18 pmNo Comment

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not stand during the national anthem, to protest the United States’ treatment of minorities. He explained his beliefs in an exclusive interview with NFL Media.

“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. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Kaepernick has sat out the anthem for at least two pre-season games.

The 49ers released a statement recognizing both the importance of the anthem, and “ the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not”.

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