Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the first player to actively protest social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem back in 2016 and has not been featured in any game since then.
A recent workout was organised by the NFL to see if Colin was capable of playing the league again, he however scrapped the NFL’s workout for his own, “Our biggest thing with everything today was making sure we had transparency of what went on,” Kaepernick said after the workout. “We weren’t getting that elsewhere, so we came out here, Colin said also revealing that teams would not sign him because they wanted to distance themselves from the protests, which US president Donald Trump criticized as unpatriotic and disrespectful.
“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years,” said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who made headlines by kneeling at games during the US anthem to protest against racial injustice.
“So we are waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams and (league commissioner) Roger Goodell to stop running,” the 32-year-old said. “Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.
“We are ready to play. We are ready to go anywhere.” Take a look below.
He threw for about 45 minutes to Bruce Ellington, Brice Butler, Jordan Veasy and Ari Werts, and appeared to get better as the workout went on and later went on to celebrate with fans who were there in there hundreds to show their support.