During a recent interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, spoke out about Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protest, calling it “dumb and disrespectful.”
After getting word of her comments, the 49ers quarterback took a moment to address them while in the San Francisco locker room, this week.
President Obama showed support for Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protests, at a news conference during his visit to China.
In recent weeks, the 49ers quarterback has chosen not to stand during the national anthem at games as a way of protesting against racial injustice. The president says in doing so, Kap is “exercising his constitutional right.”
After drawing criticism over comments he made about race in America, Cam Newton finds himself in a similar situation – this time due to his thoughts on fellow NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick‘s, recent protests of racial injustice.
Colin has sat during the national anthem at a few preseason games, and kneeled at the latest, expressing his refusal to “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Colin Kaepernick said on Sunday that he would continue to not stand during the national anthem, as he says he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
The 49ers quarterback continued to his protest against racial injustice at Thursday night’s preseason game in San Diego, where the Chargers hosted their annual Salute to the Military. He took a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” along with his teammate Eric Reid.
Colin Kaepernick made headlines over the weekend, after refusing not to stand up during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback remained seated as the anthem played at Friday’s game at Levi’s Stadium, and he explained that it is a protest of how African Americans are treated in America.
“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 exclusive post-game interview. “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.”
Colin Kaepernick shows off his killer abs, in the fall issue of V Man. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback was shot by Bruce Weber in a series of hot shots, and also talks his potential saying; “I don’t feel like I’ve played my best football yet.”
The NFL football season is upon us, and as teams gear up for the game, 49ers and Redskins QBs, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin lll, cover GQ magazine’s September 2013 issue.
Inside the mag, the duo talks football. Colin, who took over as starter ten games into the 2012 season goes into detail about flashbacks that he has from the game, and why he chose football over baseball coming out of high school. And RG3 opens up about his season-ending knee injury; explaining the affect it had on his family, especially his mom; and addresses the former ESPN commentator calling him a cornball brother.