Chuck D said that fans upset with how Colin Kaepernick is being treated should go on a full boycott against the NFL.
Speaking to TMZ the Public Enemy rapper said “Don’t go to the sports bars. Don’t turn the game on. Leave your team for a year. If you’re going to protest on the outside do your best to connect it to something that’s real.”
Earlier this week, a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick was announced. The event, which was shared by filmmaker and activist Spike Lee on his Twitter account, will be happening at the NFL’s New York City headquarters on Wednesday, August 23, at 5 p.m. 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.”
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.”