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NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee is NOT hosting a planned rally for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

 

Lee tweeted an advertisement for the rally scheduled for Aug. 23 outside the NFL’s headquarters in New York City. The ad misspells Kaepernick’s name, omitting the first “e.” Lee says on Twitter he didn’t organize the protest, but adds that he supports Kaepernick and “His Stance On The Injustices In The USA.”

 

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People Let's Get The Story Straight. I Fully Support My Brother KAP 100 Percent. I However Find His Situation Very Suspect. How Is It Possible That All 32 Teams In The NFL (NO FREEDOM LEAGUE) Can't Or Won't Find A Spot For Number 7 On Their Rosters With His Proven Talent? Do Some Research And Peruse The Current Rosters Of All 32 NFL Teams And Check Out Who Are Their 2nd And 3rd String Quarterbacks (And There Are Teams That He Could Be The Starting QB) . After Doing That, Scratch And Shake Ya Head. Now About This Rally, I First Heard About The United We Stand Rally This Morning. I Did Not Organize It, This Is Not My Brainchild. I Don't Know Who Started This, But It Wasn't Me. The Fact Is I Can't Even Make It To The Rally. I Have A Shoot The Very Same Day Which Was Planned 2 Weeks Ago That I CAN NOT Reschedule. Nonetheless I Will Be There In Spirit And Solidarity. I Truly Hope And Pray That 1 Courageous Owner And General Manager Will Step Up And DO THE RIGHT THING. Kap Needs To Be In Uniform In The NFL For The 2017-18 Season. Onward And Upward, Spike Lee. YA DIG – SHO-NUFF? And Dats Da "COLLUSION" TRUTH, RUTH

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The rally is being organized by several civil rights groups.

The former San Francisco 49er became a topic of national conversation last year for choosing to kneel instead of stand for the national anthem, citing police violence and social injustice against minorities. He parted ways with the 49ers in March and hasn’t been signed by another team.

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2 thoughts on “Spike Lee Supports Colin Kaepernick, But Is Not Hosting A Rally

  1. FallMornings on said:

    Maybe the reason Colin K does not have a job is because of Colin K. How many times did he take his team to a championship and win ? Did he perform on the field? Was he the leader the 49ers expected? These are the questions we, or he, should be asking instead of protesting the firing or not hiring of a millionaire.

  2. Joe Gonzales on said:

    Spike Lee is a rich multimillionaire African American he has done great work and I enjoy his movies. Colin Kaepernick was raised in a privileged White environment in Wisconsin. Colin was shunned by his biological Black father who impregnated a young white teenage girl in Milwaukee. Colin Kaepernick white teenage mother give him up for adoption and the wealthy white family raised an adopted Colin Kaepernick lived in a very privileged white environment. Colin Kaepernick is still collecting 17 million dollars from the San Francisco 49ers. He is not a poor person. Spike Lee should focus his attention on poor black folks. It’s glory but more rewarding. 70% of the NFL is composed of black players. Hundreds of black millionaires have been created by the NFL. The NFL May well be racist but not as racist to the extent of what the app poor average African-American encounters daily. I am more sympathetic towards poor black folks than multi-millionaires like Colin Kaepernick. All his protests is only about publicity. Let him go into the hoods and actually help people all this protesting doesn’t do anything and has not achieve anything. Protesting will only last for so long. It’s time to look at positive alternatives to uplift African Americans.

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