SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick plans to take a seat via the nationwide anthem for so long as he feels is acceptable and till he sees main change in America, particularly relating to race relations.
He is aware of he could possibly be reduce for this stand. Criticized, ostracized – and he’ll go it alone if want be. The quarterback realizes he could be handled poorly in some street cities, and he is prepared for that, too, saying he is not overly involved about his security, however ”if one thing occurs that is solely proving my level.”
Two days after he refused to face for the ”The Star Spangled Banner” earlier than the 49ers‘ preseason loss to the Packers, Kaepernick stated his stand will proceed. He addressed his teammates Sunday morning, some agreeing together with his message however not essentially his technique. Some stated they know he has offended his countrymen.
Regardless of the penalties, Kaepernick insists he’ll know ”I did what’s proper.”
Kaepernick criticized presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, whom he referred to as a ”racist;” referred to as out police brutality towards minorities; and pushed for accountability.
”You possibly can turn out to be a cop in six months and do not should have the identical quantity of coaching as a cosmetologist,” he stated. ”That is insane. Somebody that is holding a curling iron has extra schooling and extra coaching than folks that have a gun and are going out on the road to guard us.”
Kaepernick insists his stand is just not towards women and men within the army preventing for People’ rights and freedoms.
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