Jim Harbaugh Comments on Colin Kaepernick Sitting During National Anthem

August 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday clarified earlier comments he made about the decision of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to remain seated for the national anthem.
"I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments," Harbaugh tweeted. "To clarify, I support Colin's motivation. It's his method of action that I take exception to."
Harbaugh had said Kaepernick was within his rights to refuse to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" but that he didn't "respect the motivation or the action," per Kyle Rowland of the Blade.
On Saturday, Kaepernick discussed why he declined to stand prior to Friday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, per 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. 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 an...

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