Colin Kaepernick is not backing down at any cost.
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The NFL star has caused quite the controversy since deciding to protest the National Anthem at the start of football season. Kaepernick’s courage has gained him so many haters that some have even sent him death threats.
On Tuesday, the quarterback told reporters at the 49ers facility that he has received numerous death threats over “a couple different avenues.” He continued, “If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now.”
Sadly, Kaep is not surprised by all the hate he’s received, saying, “I don’t want that to happen, but that’s the realization of what could happen, and I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. That’s not something I haven’t thought about.”
But despite all the negativity thrown his way, Kaepernick says he did not report the threats to team officials or police.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Colin Kaepernick, Rihanna, TLC, & MORE!
1. Pink and Cary Hart take their daughter and family members for spin in Santa Monica.Source:Splash 1 of 12
2. Reality tv star Snooki was absolute perfection as she flaunted her bright red hair and played with a football at a Super Bowl Party!Source:Wenn 2 of 12
3. Makeup free & cute as can be! Rihanna was spotted rocking baggy jeans, a white skully, and some shades as she touched down in L.A.Source:Wenn 3 of 12
4. Pretty girl! Anne Hathway was all striped out as she left singing lessons with her head down and stunna shades on.Source:Wenn 4 of 12
5. Watch me do this: Michael Fassbender is spotted practicing a very intense scene from the new movie "Macbeth."Source:Wenn 5 of 12
6. Pose! Joe Nameth was super excited for Sports Illustrated MVP Night.Source:Wenn 6 of 12
7. The very handsome Colin Kaepernick was honored at KWL's 4th Annual Sports and Entertainment Celebration... and rightfully so.Source:Wenn 7 of 12
8. Estelle and Alexandra Burke cleaned up nice for KWL's 4th Annual Sports and Entertainment Celebration.Source:Wenn 8 of 12
9. Gangsta! Madonna was spotted leaving her pilates class in a hoodie that said "Calm The F*ck Down."Source:Wenn 9 of 12
10. Cup of Joe! Gerard Butler looked handsome in a casual 'fit as he carried two coffees out of Starbucks.Source:Wenn 10 of 12
11. TLC do their thing during the Super Bowl Concert Series at Beacon Theater in NYC.Source:Wenn 11 of 12
12. Matthew McConaughey was nothing less than suave as he hit up a photo call for his latest movie "Dallas Buyers Club."Source:Wenn 12 of 12
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty