“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” — Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers 

Source: Steve Wyche. “Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Sat During National Anthem.” NFL. August 27, 2016. http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=SF. 

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