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Colin Kaepernick Calls For Continued Protests, Urged His Supporters to ‘Stay strong” And ‘Continue to Fight
August 19, 2019
The National Football League has decided to align with rap mogul Jay-Z and his Roc Nation for various social justice initiatives and entertainment. In the wake of this decision, Colin Kaepernick and some other players have decided to call for continued protests.
Last week, Jay-Z came forward to say that the league has “moved past kneeling.” That didn’t sit well with Kaepernick, who started the kneeling and has not played in the league since. He later urged his supporters via an Instagram post to “stay strong” and “continue to fight.”
The comments were addressed to Carolina Panther Eric Reid, and Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson II, all of whom have been against business as usual by the league. All of them have continued the kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. It’s been a couple of years since the movement was first started by Kaepernick when he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He went into free agency that summer and has been unable to find a team since then.
In his Instagram post, Kaepernick wrong: “My Brothers @e_reid35 @kstills @ithinkisee12 continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats. They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!!”
It was recently reported that Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation will work with the NFL to “enhance live game experiences and amplify the league’s social justice efforts.” The rapper stated:
“Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas; instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America. The NFL were willing to do some things, to make some changes, that we can do some good.”
Jay-Z and his company are expected to consult with the NFL for the Super Bowl halftime show and other performances.