Colin Kaepernick on Why He Refused to Stand for Anthem

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Says His Stand ‘Is for People That Don’t Have the Voice’ | San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said today no one has tried to stop him from sitting out the national anthem at NFL games or to keep him from talking about the beliefs that led him to the protest.

“No one’s tried to quiet me, and you know, to be honest, it’s not something I’m going to be quiet about,” he said today during a media availability. “I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it. It’s not — this isn’t for look, this isn’t for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don’t have the voice. And this is for people that are being oppressed and need to have equal opportunities, you know, to be successful, to provide for their families and not live in poor circumstances.”

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