Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Sits Out The National Anthem
The 49ers quarterback says he won't support the flag of a country that oppresses people of color.By Matt Picht | August 27, 2016
For at least two preseason games, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn't stood with the rest of his team during the pregame national anthem. Now, he's speaking out about why.
Kaepernick told NFL Media he wouldn't "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. ... There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."