Another unarmed Black man has been murdered in AmeriKKKa and the so-called initiative formed between the NFL and Jay Z has yet to say a word about it. One man who is not saying quiet, however, is former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The man who started kneeling during the protest of the national anthem is speaking out about the tragic killing of George Floyd and he is encouraging Black men to stand up and fight back.
When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back!
Rest in Power George Floyd — Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in 2016, specifically to protest police brutality against Black people and people of color — the same police brutality that killed George Floyd. After opting out of his contract at the end of the 2016 season, Kaepernick was unable to find a job in the NFL and hasn’t played a single professional football game since. Kaepernick filed a grievance accusing the NFL of collusion in 2017, since it appeared he’d been blackballed, and he reached a financial settlement with the league in 2019 for an undisclosed sum.