Several hundred Colin Kaepernick supporters flocked to the steps of the NFL headquarters in New York to rally for the free-agent quarterback to receive another opportunity to play in the NFL.
It has been a year since Kaepernick, then with the 49ers, decided to take a stand and kneel during the national anthem before a preseason game in protest of police brutality and the oppression of African-Americans in the United States. Now reality is starting to set in — the league’s most polarizing player, currently a free agent, likely will not be on the field this season. But he’s playing in a game bigger than football.
Wednesday’s rally began as a small Facebook event and grew with support from across the nation. Countless celebrities and public figures like Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad (fencing), co-chair of the Women’s March Tamika Mallory, Dave Zirin and more showed up. (Sporting News)