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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick’s protest might be unpatriotic. And that’s just fine | Mychal Denzel Smith

His protest does not need to be recast as patriotic, as patriotism is not a higher virtue than justiceTwo years ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the national anthem. When asked why, he told the press:…

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‘It’s about injustice’: anthem protests still divide as NFL season kicks off

As the Super Bowl champion Eagles began their season on Thursday night, the movement started by Colin Kaepernick stirred up strong emotionsNowhere was the galvanizing capacity of sport, the inimitable way a team can bring together strangers, regardless…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight – where he belongs | Khaled A Beydoun

No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFLThe 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one …

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LeBron James backs Nike’s Kaepernick advert as Donald Trump renews NFL attack

President says company ‘is getting absolutely killed with anger’Serena Williams joins NBA’s James in supporting campaignDonald Trump and LeBron James once again find themselves on opposing sides of a national debate as the fallout from Nike’s decision …

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Nike’s commercial cynicism is clear but Colin Kaepernick ad is a sign | Marina Hyde

From the Tiger Woods ‘Did you learn anything?’ advert to denials about the benefits of anti-racism campaigns, Nike are easy to see through. But they do back winnersOnce, it used to be said that conservatives start culture wars and liberals win them. Th…

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Colin Kaepernick is out of the NFL but he is more powerful than ever

Far from being forced to the sidelines of national debate since leaving the 49ers, the quarterback’s Nike campaign shows his voice cannot be ignoredMore than 20 months have passed since Colin Kaepernick played in an NFL game, but the most famous unempl…

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Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign its most divisive yet

Company’s share price has fallen, protesters have burnt trainers but LeBron James and Serena Williams have offered supportNike is no stranger to controversy. The sportswear firm has run advertising featuring Lance Armstrong after a doping scandal, Mari…

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Colin Kaepernick seals Nike campaign … and backing from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Quarterback was one of first players to kneel during anthemTrump has slammed protests and no team has signed QBFormer Iran president says Kaepernick ‘is one of the best quarterbacks’Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who spark…

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Colin Kaepernick grievance set for trial after NFL dismissal request is denied

Former quarterback says he has been blackballed by teamsKaepernick started wave of anthem protests over social injusticeColin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL is set to go to trial after an arbitrator turned down what was effectively a request by…

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‘He had his chance’: Elway says Broncos won’t consider Kaepernick for No 2 role

Broncos GM says team will not consider Kaepernick as backupElway: QB ‘had his chance’ in reference to aborted 2016 swapThe Denver Broncos may be on the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback, but general manager John Elway said on Thursday that Colin Ka…

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How the NFL stumbled its way into becoming Trump’s top target

The league thinks it can appease the president on player protests, but Trump’s latest broadside makes it clear that’s not the caseIt’s funny. It’s almost as if the president wants people talking about a handful of NFL players taking a knee at the start…

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‘Stay strong brothers’: Kaepernick hails players as NFL preseason starts with protests

Players across the league raise awareness of social injusticeNFL has attempted to introduce policy to stamp out anthem protestsPlayer demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games on Thursday night.In Philade…

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Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand? – video explainer

On August 26, it will be exactly two years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick divided the United States when he took a knee during the national anthem. As the NFL preseason gets underway, players, owners and fans st…

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Colin Kaepernick’s name censored from song on Madden NFL 19 soundtrack

Reference to Kaepernick censored in new Madden gameQuarterback’s name was edited out as it if were profanityThe erasure of Colin Kaepernick from the National Football League took an unusual turn on Thursday when it was revealed the quarterback’s name h…

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Eric Reid, allegedly shunned for anthem protest, could join Tennessee Titans

Season-ending injury to Johnathan Cyprien creates opportunityReid, 26, said he’s been blackballed for national anthem protestNFLPA filed non-injury grievance in May on behalf of free agentFirst-year Titans head coach Mike Vrabel says veteran safety Eri…

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Kaepernick lawyer: NFL owner testified to shunning my client due to Trump

Player has filed grievance claiming he is being blackballed by NFLAttorney Mark Geragos says he has damning testimony from ownerA lawyer for Colin Kaepernick says an NFL owner testified under oath that he changed his mind about signing the quarterback …

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Trump to players who kneel for anthem: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country’

President: NFL is ‘doing the right thing’ with new anthem policyNFL announced policy making standing for anthem mandatoryAdministration celebrates win on issue cast into spotlight in fallDonald Trump lauded the NFL’s new guidelines prohibiting kneeling…

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The new NFL anthem policy may as well call black players sons of bitches

The league will now punish players who choose to protest during the anthem. The NFL owners have given into fear and Donald TrumpThere was a time, not long ago, when the NFL actually stood for something. When the league’s owners acted on principle and w…