Colin Kaepernick Responds to Trent Dilfer’s Comments on Kneeling During Anthem

September 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick downplayed the idea that he shouldn't be taking a public stance against racial injustice because he's a backup, as suggested by ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Sunday. 
Kaepernick continued to kneel during the national anthem ahead of Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Afterward, he responded to Dilfer's criticism by calling it "ridiculous," per Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News:
I just heard briefly about it. But I think that's one of the most ridiculous comments I've heard. The fact that you say, "You're a back-up quarterback, stay in your place"… that's an issue.
To me, you're telling me that my position as a back-up quarterback and being quiet is more important than people's lives. I would ask him to really have a conversation with the families of people that have been murdered and see if he still feels that way.
Martin Rogers of USA Today noted that Dilfer sa...

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