Are national anthem protests coming to Pittsburgh next?
- Author: Julie Sanders Aug 25, 2017,
Aug 25, 2017, 23:12
"It started a big conversation about Colin Kapernick and I think he's very happy with that".
"I just hope somebody would find a way to give him a chance to play".
More than 1,000 people, many wearing jerseys bearing Kaepernick's name, crowded the steps outside the NFL's midtown Manhattan offices. Kaepernick had said last season that he would not stand for the anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans. "I don't care how long you've been watching football", Mallory said at one point.
Kaepernick, who declared his free agency at the end of last season, found little interest in his services as the 2017 pre-season geared up.
Almost a dozen Cleveland Browns did just that before a preseason game against the New York Giants, including a white tight end, Seth DeValve. The Seahawks' Michael Bennett and the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins are among the other players who have participated in the silent protest. And, on Saturday, Kaepernick attended a rally with 75 current and retired New York City police officers, including famed whistleblower, Frank Serpico. He's also allocated another $140,000 to groups fighting mass incarceration, including Justice League NYC.
Aaron, in an online video published Wednesday by AllThatTV, said he thinks Kaepernick is "getting a raw deal" and called on an National Football League team to give the outspoken quarterback "a chance to do his thing".
"It is clear the NFL's intent to make an example out of Colin Kaepernick is rooted in white supremacy which dismisses the reality of the dehumanization of Black Bodies in America", Rev. Stephen A. Green, president of the People's Consortium, said in a statement.
National Football League players have followed the quarterback's example of protesting America's anthem as a statement against police brutality towards blacks.
In the survey, Kaepernick ranked ahead of Blake Bortles (Jaguars), Paxton Lynch (Broncos), Brian Hoyer (49ers), Jared Goff (Rams), Tom Savage (Texans), Josh McCown (Jets), Brock Osweiler (Browns) and Cody Kessler (Browns). Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 3-16 record the past two seasons.
More and more people continue to weigh in on Colin Kaepernick's lack of employment.
The team also hasn't commented on whether it's looking to sign Kaepernick. "We said we would look to set up a meeting in the next few weeks with groups that have reached out to us". We know, when we see them kneel, they kneel for Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland! "It's an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I've run into".