Many feel Colin Kaepernick (center) has been blackballed by the NFL for sitting, then later kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against black people.
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"The United States is the greatest country in the world". The powerful act of utilizing one's platform to address issues of discrimination and inequality has always been employed by numerous world's greatest athletes.
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In an exclusive appearance on the Roland Martin show on TV1, Aaron accused National Football League owners of intentionally not signing Kaepernick because of his protests against racism and police brutality.
Protesters are set to gather behind Colin Kaepernick this morning outside of the NFL's headquarters and in different cities throughout the country.
"The goal of this rally extends much further than Mr. Kaepernick getting a job this season", said Anthony Davis, Coordinator for NAACP Youth & College Division.
"I would say that we have an opportunity to do something with our platform", said tight-end Seth DeValve, "and I think it's our responsibility to do something with it". "What is the risk-reward?' I don't think anyone is to the point of making him the starter, and that is the bubble he is getting caught in". "It would change the whole conversation".
Supported by several civil rights groups and celebrities, the rallies comes after a protest in support of the quarterback by current and former New York Police officers in Brooklyn last weekend.
Political commentator Symone Sanders said, "We are all standing with Kaepernick".
There have been rumblings all offseason about Colin Kaepernick not being committed enough to his football career, and those concerns apparently still exist for some NFL coaches and executives. That cause is still being upheld by Kaepernick himself and will continue regardless of whether he ever secures another gig in the NFL. Kaepernick attracted further controversy when he praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, as well as the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement. According to the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta NAACP is among the groups calling for a formal boycott against the National Football League due to its treatment of Kaepernick. "Therefore, we are calling on people of good will to join us in NY to stand with Colin Kaepernick in this moral movement that will transform the nation".
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