Activists in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick are threatening to boycott the National Football League if he's not signed to a team. More than 600 people so far have said they will attend the pro-Kaepernick protest on September 10, when the Bears start the season against the Atlanta Falcons. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".
"Join The People's Consortium for Human and Civil Rights, Inc., Justice League NYC Tamika D Mallory Symone D. Sanders Rainbow PUSH Coalition Pastor Jamal Bryant Mark Thompson Frank Madison Reid III, faith based leaders and allies for a rally and nonviolent direct action to support Colin Kaepernick", the United We Stand Facebook page says.More news: 2016 confirmed as hottest year on record
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Kaepernick started 11 games for the 49ers in the 2016 season, throwing 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Last season, the quarterback made a stand by not standing during the National Anthem and it has cost him his career. USA TODAY Sports reports owner Steve Bisciotti and team president Dick Cass said he is firmly an option.
"We've very sensitive to it and we're monitoring it, and we're still, as (general manager) Ozzie (Newsome) said, scrimmaging it", Bisciotti said at a fan forum event in July when asked if signing Kaepernick would hurt the team's brand, according to the Ravens' website. "And what has happened to Colin Kaepernick has proven that we have not; that what he has spoken out against has been on our TV screens, has been on our social media, and we have chosen to be willfully ignorant to the realities that exist in this country around racial and economic inequity", she said.