Colin Kaepernick shouts out players who kneeled during anthem
Colin Kaepernick has said very little publicly since he started the trend of kneeling during the national anthem two years ago, but the free agent quarterback appreciates his fellow players remaining committed to the cause.
On Sunday, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the anthem, which they also did last season. Kaepernick took note and applauded their “courage.”
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!” pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
Stills has been very vocal in supporting Kaepernick, and he recently applauded Nike for launching an ad campaign centered around the former San Francisco 49ers star. The campaign commemorates the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan, and it includes a powerful TV commercial.