[Ed. – It’s high time Kaepernick do himself a giant favor and vanish from the limelight (along with Hillary Clinton, who would be well served to do the same). Kaepernick is still a young man, and to continue to make imbecilic statements to the media is going to have an adverse effect on his future.]
Here’s a look at the message Kaepernick posted on Twitter after the Philando Castile verdict:
The 29-year-old quarterback garnered national headlines during the 2016 season for kneeling during the national anthem, a practice later joined by other athletes across the sports spectrum. He explained the decision to Steve Wyche of NFL.com last August.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “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.”
Those comments came less than two months after Castile was fatally shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop last July.