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Boycott threatened if Kaepernick isn't signed to a team

11 August 2017, 03:03 | Bernard Bryant

Boycott threatened if Kaepernick isn't signed to a team

Boycott threatened if Kaepernick isn't signed to a team

Several civil rights groups have planned a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.

The question comes in response to Kaepernick's ever-widening base of supporters who created a Change.org petition calling for an National Football League boycott if the former quarterback isn't signed on by a team. They reached the goal in 12 days and the petition now has more than 140,000 signatures.

The former San Francisco 49er ignited a firestorm past year when he refused to stand for the National Anthem in protest of what he called the oppression of black people.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color".

Kaepernick received media attention last season for kneeling during the National Anthem at NFL games.

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Colin Kaepernick's peaceful protest of police brutality and other racial injustices has led to him being blackballed by the NFL.

He became a polarizing figure during the season, receiving praise and criticism from fans and spectators.

Kaepernick started 11 games for the 49ers in the 2016 season, throwing 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Lee says he finds it suspicious that no one has signed Kaepernick despite his "proven talent".

"We also understand the objective of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch".

The NFL will continue to silence and punish players who speak out against oppression unless we make them pay in terms of their image, ratings, and sales.

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