Jim Brown Supports Colin Kaepernick for Sitting During National Anthem

August 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown offered his support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who declined to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday.
In an interview Monday on NFL Total Access, Brown said he wouldn't have chosen the method Kaepernick did to make his point but otherwise stood behind the sixth-year veteran: "I listen to him, and he makes all the sense in the world. He's within his rights, and he's telling the truth as he sees it. And I am with him 100 percent."
On Saturday, Kaepernick explained the reasoning behind his statement on the sideline to NFL Media's Steve Wyche.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he said. "To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

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