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Colin Kaepernick Will Reportedly Stand For The National Anthem Next Year

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It is being reported that next year Colin Kaepernick is going to stand for the national anthem.

After making headlines during the 2016 season for taking a knee during the National Anthem, it is being reported that Colin Kaepernick has had a change of mind and will stand next year for the anthem.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says his sources are telling him that Kaepernick

will stand to avoid detracting from progress he believes has been made and the awareness brought to the issue of social inequality

Sources also say that many teams have already mentioned they wouldn’t sign Kaepernick if “he continued his stance.”

When he began his protest Kaepernick explained,

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

Do you agree with Kaepernick backing off of his protest and standing for the anthem next year ?


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