Colin Kaepernick Announced That He Will Stand For The National Anthem Next Year And Twitter Had Some Hot Takes
Colin Kaepernick does not shy away from shaking things up. He recently hired new agents who began telling teams that the 29-year-old will be opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract to become a free agent. As you can imagine, teams are likely to shy away from signing Kaep, citing his inconsistencies over the past few years and his kneeling protest that, whether for good or bad, brought a lot of attention off football.
Presumably in an attempt to make himself more desirable to potential suitors, Kaepernick told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that moving forward, he will not kneel for the National Anthem. Kaep doesn’t want “past method of protest to detract from the positive change that he believes has been created, per sources.”
Upon the news breaking, Twitter had mixed responses.
It should be noted that on top of expediting an important discussion in this country, Kaep has also pledged to donate $1 million to community organizations through his Colin Kaepernick Foundation as well as donating $100,000 a month to a variety of causes.