Colin Kaepernick Explains His Fashion Choice Of Socks With Pigs In Cop Hats

On Thursday after, Colin Kaepernick addressed his latest controversy: his anti-police socks that have pigs dressed as cops.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback took to Instagram to explain why he wore the seemingly inflammatory socks.

Here’s his full statement.

“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people. So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”

Seems like a lot of distractions for a quarterback who has not yet secured a starting job heading into the last preseason game.

Kaepernick is expected to take a majority of the snaps for the 49ers in tonight’s final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. Coincidently, the Chargers will be hosting their 28th Annual Salute to the Military. Kaepernick has said that he will not stand for the national anthem on Thursday night.

“When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent in this country, I’ll stand,” Kaepernick told reporters Sunday.

Can’t the season start already so we can focus on actual football?