Spike Lee Promotes Rally For Colin Kaepernick At NFL Headquarters
The rally will take place on Wednesday, August 23, at 5 p.m.
A rally in support of Colin Kaepernick will be happening at the NFL’s New York City headquarters. The event was shared by filmmaker and activist Spike Lee on his Twitter account. However, Lee did not organize the protest, writing on another Twitter post: “I Did Not Organize And Set Up This Protest. However, I Still Support My Brother And His Stance On The Injustices In The USA.”
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017
Earlier this year, Lee posted a selfie with Kaepernick and captioned the Instagram photo with the following: “How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? WTF. Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens.”
Kaepernick is still a free agent quarterback who is without a team because he protested the killing of unarmed black men, women, and children by police.
In a recent report, the Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome have allegedly met resistance from team owner Steve Bisciotti in signing Kaepernick. However, both Harbaugh and Newsome have said that the claims are incorrect, with the two releasing a statement Wednesday saying Bisciotti “has not told us we cannot sign Colin Kaepernick.”
“We are going through a process, and we have not made a decision,” the statement said. “Steve Bisciotti has not told us we cannot sign Colin Kaepernick, nor has he blocked the move. Whoever is making those claims is wrong.”