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Colin Kaepernick

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrated Jackie Robinson Day by tweeting out the baseball legends famous quote.

“I cannot stand and sing the National Anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world,” tweeted Kaepernick according to the Huffington Post.

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball. The quote comes from Robinson’s autobiography I Never Had It Made.

In 2016, Kaepernick protested police brutality by taking a knee on the field during the National Anthem. Starting a movement of symbolism, other players picked it up and began doing it in support.

His protest drew the attention of President Donald Trump whose expressed many times his disdain for the action during the National Anthem.

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(Source: Huffington Post )

(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

4 thoughts on “Colin Kaepernick Tweets Jackie Robinson’s Quote ‘I Cannot Stand’

  1. Passing Through!! on said:

    And yet white AmeriKKKa will praise Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Dr. King call them heroes but backlash Colin Kaepernick for doing the same thing.

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