NYPD Officers Take A Knee To Show Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick
20 August, 2017, 21:53 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
Kaepernick, who is now a free agent, garnered national attention when he chose to kneel during the national anthem prior to the start of football games.
Support for Kaepernick seems to be coming to a crescendo just three weeks before the official start of the season, with the #BlackOutNFL movement and a planned protest in front of the National Football League headquarters in NY on August 23.
Past and present officers staged a rally Saturday in Brooklyn to show support for the unemployed Kaepernick, who ignited a national conversation last season by taking a stance against social injustice and police violence.
A report earlier Friday claimed Kaepernick, who is now a free agent after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, would get his "own exhibit", but Thomas said that's not the case.
The 29-year-old Kaepernick is now unable to find work with an NFL team after drawing controversy last year when he refused to stand for the national anthem before games.
NY has already been the site of gatherings supporting Kaepernick, as about 75 officers came together on Saturday.
In the group of current and retired officers was famed whistleblower Detective Frank Serpico, who was immortalized by Al Pacino in the classic 1973 Sidney Lumet film.
'He's trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers, ' Serpico added.
When asked about his decision, Kaepernick said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color".
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will feature items used by NFL player Colin Kaepernick when he protested the National Anthem at football games in its Black Lives Matter exhibit.
Goodell's comments came after several teams considered signing Kaepernick, but ultimately chose to go with someone else.
Colin Kaepernick's future in professional football remains unclear.
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