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Fans believe Kaepernick is not being chosen for a team because of his National Anthemprotest last season which led other players to stand with him. In 2016 the ratings for Sunday Night Footballwere at its all time low.
Nearly two weeks ago a writer for Forbes said, “it is starting to look like disrespecting the country during the national anthem is accomplishing what the concussions, domestic violence and deflategate could not do–drive down television ratings for the National Football League.”
These protest that lead to bad ratings and possibly advertisers pulling out isn’t good for players or owners of teams. Whether people are protesting to stand behind Kaepernick, the National Anthem, or social injustice the questions is will you be watching NFL games this season?
4. “It’s better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.”- Elizabeth Kenny
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5. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.”- Assata Shakur
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6. Dignity, Pride, Roots.
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10 Powerful Photos Of Colin Kaepernick Looking Like Black Excellence
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick went from a famous NFL player to an infamous civil rights activist after deciding to kneel during the National Anthem to protest against the injustices African-Americans face in this country.
Kaepernick made standing up for what you believe in something to aspire to. The quarterback presented a bold statement and gave life to an old trend by letting his afro grow and flourish. If that wasn’t Black enough, he even rocked cornrows for a while during the season.
In honor of the brave athlete’s 29th birthday, we honor his confidence, strength and Blackness with photos of Colin Kaepernick looking like Black excellence. #KaepSoBlack