aug 27, 2016 - Kaepernick Makes a Statement Describing His Reasons
As reported in NFL Media, Kaepernick said, "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. ..."
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