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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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Eric Reid attacks ‘disingenuous’ NFL for using Kaepernick in video campaign

Reid was first player to kneel alongside KaepernickSafety says league continues to rob quarterback of his careerEric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in protest at racial injustice, has attacked the NFL for using images of the…

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Colin Kaepernick attacks NFL ‘propaganda’ as teams protest on opening weekend

Athletes across the US have been protesting against racismFans at Kansas City booed ‘moment of unity’ on ThursdayTeams across the NFL chose to stay in the locker room for both the Star-Spangled Banner and Lift Every Voice and Sing, commonly known as th…

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Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden NFL after four years as 15th-best QB

Quarterback appears as a free-agent in best-selling seriesKaepernick has not played in NFL since 2016 seasonThe NFL may not be ready to welcome back Colin Kaepernick to the football field, but it appears the gaming world is more receptive to the quarte…

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US navy condemns demo video with dogs attacking man in Kaepernick shirt

Navy assures investigation into video that went viral on SundaySpox says video is ‘completely inconsistent’ with values of NavyThe US Naval Special Warfare Command said Sunday it is investigating a video that showed military working dogs attacking a st…

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From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, the proud history of black protest in sport

NFL players kneeling in the US and Premier League stars speaking out in the UK is nothing new: sportsmen and women have always been at the forefront of the fight for civil rightsWe may never know why Jake Hepple, a now unemployed welder from Burnley, t…

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Chargers coach Lynn says Colin Kaepernick ‘definitely’ fits his team’s system

Lynn says teams would be ‘crazy’ not to look at quarterbackKaepernick has not played in NFL since end of 2016 seasonWhich team would be the best fit for Kaepernick?The Los Angeles Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, says teams would be “crazy” not to lo…

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Chargers coach Lynn says Colin Kaepernick ‘definitely’ fits his team’s system

Lynn says teams would be ‘crazy’ not to look at quarterbackKaepernick has not played in NFL since end of 2016 seasonWhich team would be the best fit for Kaepernick?The Los Angeles Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, says teams would be “crazy” not to lo…

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Chargers coach Lynn says Colin Kaepernick ‘definitely’ fits his team’s system

Lynn says teams would be ‘crazy’ not to look at quarterbackKaepernick has not played in NFL since end of 2016 seasonWhich team would be the best fit for Kaepernick?The Los Angeles Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, says teams would be “crazy” not to lo…

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Chargers coach Lynn says Colin Kaepernick ‘definitely’ fits his team’s system

Lynn says teams would be ‘crazy’ not to look at quarterbackKaepernick has not played in NFL since end of 2016 seasonWhich team would be the best fit for Kaepernick?The Los Angeles Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, says teams would be “crazy” not to lo…

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Seahawks, Patriots or the NFL office: the best fits for Kaepernick if he did return

Teams are still unlikely to sign the quarterback but the NFL’s recent backflip opened the door slightly. Which team would suit him the most?It is likely Colin Kaepernick will never play in the NFL again. Despite Roger Goodell saying this month that the…

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US Soccer repeals 2017 rule that banned kneeling during the national anthem

US Soccer required players to stand after Rapinoe knelt in 2016World champions had demanded apology from federation US Soccer’s board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem…

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Colin Kaepernick sacrificed it all for this moment. Now the work begins

Roger Goodell’s reversal ensures kneeling will become just another patriotic thing to do during the anthem, but the mainstreaming of ideas once dismissed as radical is proof Kaepernick’s protest was not in vainFrom the moment Colin Kaepernick first too…

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The NFL did the unthinkable: it gave Donald Trump the middle finger

After years of a spineless policy of appeasement, the league finally detached itself from the president and his exploitation of the flag and militaryOn Thursday night, a collection some of the NFL’s biggest stars released a video challenge to…

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‘We were wrong’: Goodell admits NFL should have listened to players on protests

Goodell apologizes in video but doesn’t mention Kaepernick‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over protests‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not …

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‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over anthem protest stance

Trump says Brees ‘should not have taken back’ commentsQuarterback has implied players who kneel are unpatrioticBrees drew criticism for remarks including from teammatesIt took Drew Brees three attempts over multiple days, but the New Orleans Saints qua…

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‘I will do better’: Drew Brees apologises for kneeling protest comments – video

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has apologised after he said he disagreed with athletes taking the knee during the national anthem. The comments, which came in the wake of widespread civil unrest in the US after the police killin…

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Brees sorry after LeBron James leads backlash to QB’s criticism of anthem protests

QB said he does not agree with peaceful protest during anthemComments came in wake of police killing of George FloydDoes not say whether he has changed views in new statementNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “comp…

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The NFL and Trump both reek of hypocrisy over George Floyd’s death

America’s richest league wants us to believe it will fight the racism endemic in US society. It wasn’t so keen when Colin Kaepernick was kneeling On one hand we have the president of the United States urging governors to “dominate” those prot…

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Jags’ Thompson calls NFL statement on racism ‘trash’ and says he was told not to kneel

Jacksonville safety joins growing anger among athletesNFL accused of hypocrisy over exile of Colin KaepernickJacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson has described the NFL’s statement on the death of George Floyd as “trash” and says he was told by h…

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‘We’re hunted’: LeBron James among athletes expressing anger at George Floyd’s death

Floyd, who was black, died after white officer knelt on his neckLewis Hamilton and Colin Kaepernick also share imagesAthletes including LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton and Colin Kaepernick have expressed their anger and grief over the death of George Floy…