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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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NFL offseason predictions: Saints for Super Bowl champs and the protests end

Sports forecasts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on: which is why we’re publishing these online. But are the Browns set for a spectacular improvement?The problem with predictions in this space is that they are comically flawed.Six months ago, we…

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Why the NFL player protests still matter

Football is the perfect public platform for discussing racial disparity, no matter how convincingly sappy patriotic songs and inaccurate textbooks proclaim equality has been achievedRichard Pryor once joked about the relationship African-Americans have…

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100% of black NFL players surveyed have experience of racial profiling

Associated Press questioned 56 football players at Pro BowlAnthem protests aimed at social injustice dominated 2017 seasonA son who saw a police officer hold a gun to his father’s head. A husband whose wife was pulled over driving a Bentley. These unse…

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Colin Kaepernick reaches $1m pledge goal with help from famous friends

Kaepernick completes 2016 pledge to donate $1m to charitiesCelebrities including Usher, TI and Serena Williams matched donationsGifts earmarked for charities serving oppressed communitiesColin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whos…

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How the Philadelphia Eagles became the NFL’s wokest team

Amid a renaissance of athlete activism, the NFC champions rate among the league leaders of the new social awarenessThe questions were good.That’s what top Philadelphia civil rights attorney David Rudovsky thought as he listened to Philadelphia Eagles p…

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‘Your racist side slipped out a little’: How the anthem protests split one small town

The sharp divisions of the Trump era were laid bare in rural North Carolina when a rumor circulated that the high school football team would be forced to kneel for the Star-Spangled Banner“I am so pissed this morning,” began a soon-to-be viral Facebook…

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The man who wasn’t there: 2017’s most impactful player was Colin Kaepernick

If we’re being honest about 2017’s most impactful player then we have to say it was the quarterback who was deemed toxic for the crime of making us thinkSomeday people will look back at the just-completed 2017 NFL season and behold the brilliance of To…

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Ballboy aged 10 gave us note of joy, but stern realities darkened 2017 | Richard Williams

Bristol City celebration and Cricket World Cup final were among the highlights in a year when sport too often seemed to reflect the corrosion of the world around itThe sight of Bristol City’s manager sweeping up a 10-year-old ballboy in a dance of pure…

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Deontay Wilder: ‘I want to fight Anthony Joshua, but Eddie Hearn doesn’t want to risk his gravy train’

The WBC heavyweight champion opens up about his Alabama roots, Colin Kaepernick’s protest and sizing up Anthony Joshua ahead of their much-fancied unification bout next year (we hope) The Skyy boxing gym outside Tuscaloosa is hard to spot from the end …

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True sporting heroes are those who have the courage to tackle authority | Sean Ingle

My stars of the year have been people prepared to risk the wrath of presidents, such as Colin Kaepernick and Grigory Rodchenkov, in order to right outrageous wrongsFor much of the evening the atmosphere was akin to a vast revivalist meeting, with the g…

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New Orleans man sues Saints for refund over national anthem protests

Season-ticket holder sues Saints for refund over anthem protestsLee Dragna says protests create ‘borderline dangerous’ atmosphereA season-ticket holder for the New Orleans Saints has sued the team for a full refund and attorneys’ fees claiming the prot…

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The NBA has surpassed the NFL as the league of America’s future | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The NFL may still be America’s most popular sport, but it’s become increasingly clear that football embodies the spirit of a nation as it once was – not as it is todayAlthough football has long been America’s favorite child among professional sports, t…

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‘We’re stuck’: Durant says move to Warriors woke him up to race problems in US

Warriors star pays tribute to Colin Kaepernick’s protest movementEight-time All-Star won first NBA title with Warriors last seasonKevin Durant says the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick, as well as the vitriol he received after his departure…

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Colin Kaepernick was named citizen of the year. How ironic | Ameer Hasan Loggins

For black Americans, citizenship has always been incomplete and fraught. Kaepernick knows this better than anyone elseIt’s been a couple of days, and the news of GQ magazine naming Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year has brought forth both love fr…

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Colin Kaepernick tours Harlem as he is named GQ citizen of the year

Quarterback has been out of the NFL following anthem protestFormer player’s story told to magazine by those closest to himKaepernick photographed in Harlem in nod to Muhammad AliColin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s citizen of the year after a period in…

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Colin Kaepernick tours Harlem as he is named GQ citizen of the year

Quarterback has been out of the NFL following anthem protestFormer player’s story told to magazine by those closest to himKaepernick photographed in Harlem in nod to Muhammad AliColin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s citizen of the year after a period in…

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Texans have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick after Deshaun Watson injury

Houston lost their talented rookie quarterback to injury last weekFormer 49ers signal caller currently without an NFL team Watson’s replacement said he ‘played like crap’ on SundayThe Houston Texans coach, Bill O’Brien, says he and general manager Rick…

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NFL owners called for depositions in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

At least five NFL owners to be deposed in Kaepernick collusion caseOwners will be asked to turn over related e-mails and cellphone recordsAt least five of the NFL’s most powerful owners will be deposed in relation to Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grieva…

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Will Donald Trump bring down the NFL’s once untouchable leader Roger Goodell?

Despite a string of controversies the NFL commissioner’s ability to generate money for owners helped protect him. But now their patience is wearing thinHow odd would it be if, after a tumultuous decade of debacle and debate in Roger Goodell’s NFL, the …

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NFL owner forced to apologize after comparing players to ‘inmates’

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made provocative statement over protests‘I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone,’ he says Bob McNair, the Houston Texans owner, faced a growing backlash on Friday after saying “we can’t have…