Colin Kaepernick quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers has been taking a knee during the national anthem, “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 told NFL Media. Kaepernick is taking a stand and many athletes across the country are joining him. Pictures on Twitter show high school volleyball, and football players joining the slowly growing movement and taking knee during the national anthem.
Some of Kaepernick’s teammates have also joined him, along with many other NFL players. This is a perfect time for someone to use their platform for good and that is exactly what Kaepernick is doing, and getting a lot of praise for it. Yet with the praise comes the opposing side of people who either don’t understand why Kaepernick is doing this, or don’t care. Despite the criticism he is getting he has stood firm in his beliefs and hasn’t said anything negative back just the truth he holds.
Source: NY Daily