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Colin Kaepernick Fans Staged A Massive Protest At The NFL Headquarters

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A crowd of hundreds, spanning two cities, came out for the United We Stand march in support for still-unemployed QB Colin Kaepernick. The marches were held both outside the NFL Headquarters in New York City and in Downtown Atlanta near Morris Brown college. Included in the crowd of people protesting was Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and rapper Kurtis Blow.

The march comes on the heels of Major League Baseball Legend Hank Aaron telling the Tom Joyner Morning Show that he hopes other NFL players stand up for Kaepernick and that he would no longer be watching the NFL out of frustration with the league having not signed the former 49er’s starting QB by now. The NAACP also sent out a public statement to the NFL requesting a meeting with the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Via NAACP

“Last season, Mr. Kaepernick chose to exercise his first amendment right by protesting the inequitable treatment of people of color in America. By quietly taking a knee during the national anthem, he was able to shine a light on the many injustices faced by people of color, particularly the issue of police misconduct toward communities of color. As outlined in your office’s public statement, this act of dissent is well within the National Football League’s stated bylaws. Yet, as the NFL season quickly approaches, Mr. Kaepernick has spent an unprecedented amount of time as a free agent, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is no sheer coincidence. No player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his exercise of free speech – to do so is in violation of his rights under the Constitution and the NFL’s own regulations.”

Whether or not Kaepernick gets signed in the near future, the outcry for his signing is only getting louder and taking up more of the storyline going into the season. But at the minimum, the Kaepernick unemployment has brought out some cool t-shirt designs.

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