Colin Kaepernick Endorses ‘Black Lives Matter’ / Refuses To Stand For National Anthem

Published: Saturday 27th Aug 2016 by David

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A solemn Colin Kaepernick has revealed that he is no longer able to ignore the systematic oppression of African-Americans in the United States.

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The athlete made headlines when he refused to stand for the playing of the U.S. national anthem before the start of two football games.

Today, he has explained why.

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. This is not something that I am going to run by anybody. I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.

His team, The San Francisco 49ers, issued this response:

The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.

What do you make of the matter?

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  1. Ajax August 27, 2016

    What a great point and good for him. We need more people like this standing up and speaking up for the injustices that are so blatant. ” paid leave for murder” that is absolutely a slap in the face to the families of the victims.

  2. Hur August 27, 2016

    Yaaasssss

  3. Fancy BISH August 27, 2016

    I commend Colin…cause Lord knows there wouldn’t be an NFL without young, strong, talented black men! And in that order!

  4. Stephy August 27, 2016

    America is built on slavery & a wicked government. Nothing will ever change. Too many powerful & rich families/elite people controls the system. It’ll always be corrupt. Good for this guy tho

    • OMG Logic!!! August 27, 2016

      Every empire was built exactly the same way. Get over it.

      • Ninny August 28, 2016

        And every one of those empires fell as will America. I can’t wait for that day.

  5. Peace August 27, 2016

    Did you know that more white people commit crimes against other white people than blacks do against blacks? Interesting when you realise that it would be impossible for black on black violence to be a bigger problem than white on white violence because blacks are the MINORITY in America. 💅🏾💅🏿

    • OMG Logic!!! August 27, 2016

      Statistics prove otherwise. The mortality rate for Blacks by other Blacks alone spits on your factoid.

  6. Whaaaahh August 27, 2016

    Crybaby blacks. Always the victim. Focus on education instead of rapping, weaves, and sports.

    • Fancy BISH August 27, 2016

      YOU AIN’T S***!

    • Everyone’s A Critic August 28, 2016

      From your uneducated comment. I’d suggest YOU focus on education. Then maybe you’d understand how ignorant your comment was. Go choke on some history pages

    • Ninny August 28, 2016

      But your genes are recessive and your skin is translucent pink. Who’s really winning here?

  7. madbrax August 27, 2016

    maybe now he can join BLM in Louisiana to help all those people…oh wait they aren’t doing that, the police are. Guess they wouldn’t get as much press with their whining

  8. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~tyler August 27, 2016

    Aye he’s from my city ! Turlock stand up

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~tyler August 27, 2016

      *turlock CA

  9. FC/JC August 27, 2016

    He better be prepared for the backlash and retaliation is all I can say…. But good for him, If u dont stand up for something, U will fall for anything.

  10. OMG Logic!!! August 27, 2016

    Why does it always have to be the pretty ones that are the most stupid?

    • Ninny August 28, 2016

      Lmao you’re so upset. There’s absolutely nothing you will ever be able to do about but be mad on the internet…lmao

  11. Nowqd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 27, 2016

    Good for him

  12. MusicLife August 28, 2016

    One logic = racist ass

    • MusicLife August 28, 2016

      OMG*

      Even auto correct don’t like your ass

      • Fancy BISH August 28, 2016

        lol, yaaas!

  13. Everyone’s A Critic August 28, 2016

    OMG Logic
    The fact you’re on a black entertainment blog spewing racism just shows how pathetic you are. I don’t like to point out internet trolls cos it’s usually pointless and I never wanna end up in somebody’s suicide note…. But you ain’t SHÎT! #Worthless

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