In case you are wondering just how AMAZING NFL player Colin Kaepernick is, he just told the media that he is willing to DIE to get his point across. Colin may now be our favorite athlete in ALL OF SPORTS for his stance.
Here's a portion of a report on ESPN today:
Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month.
Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and that he understood he might be threatened once he began his protest over racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.
"To me, if something like that were going to happen, you've proved my point," he said. "It would be loud and clear for everyone why it happened. That would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now. Granted, I don't want that to happen. But that's the realization of what could happen."
Kaepernick's protest during the anthem became public in August when he sat during the anthem before a preseason game against Green Bay and later explained his reasoning. He has since kneeled before the Niners' past three games. The kneeling is meant to show more respect for veterans.