The Blackballing of Colin Kaepernick
Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being punished for his refusal to stand during the national anthem in an unapologetic statement challenging police violence and systemic racism against Black people. All 32 teams have thus far refused to sign Kaepernick, who only a few seasons ago led the 49ers to the Super Bowl. His courageous actions in defense of Black people will not be remembered just as gestures. With the support of a broad community beyond any single football team, Kaepernick is valuable to any NFL franchise on and off the field.
Players, fans, and everyday people are continuing to fight for Kaepernick. Today, more than a dozen activists and organizations will be holding a rally at the NFL’s headquarters demanding the NFL stop blackballing Colin Kaepernick. While we all can’t be in NY today to stand up for Kaepernick, we can definitely make sure the NFL hears us by calling their executives directly.
Call NFL headquarters now and demand they stop blackballing Colin Kaepernick.