The NYPD Take A Knee In Support Of Colin Kaepernick
The NYPD held a rally in Brooklyn in support of former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
Saturday, Aug. 19, in Brooklyn, New York, members of the New York Police Department held a rally in support of embattled NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. Wearing #WeStandWithKap t-shirts, dozens of current and former NYPD officers took a knee and raised their fist in a symbolic gesture of agreeance with Colin Kaepernick’s current plight with the NFL.
By now, you know that Colin Kaepernick ignited this whole thing with the NFL by protesting the U.S. national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice, police brutality, and American racism. This has gone on to be a direct reason why the QB free agent has not been signed by any NFL team during this offseason. The NYPD officers who spoke during the rally said that they, too, feel that NFL teams aren’t signing Kaepernick as punishment for his protest.
“What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, an organizer of the rally, said to the NY Daily News. “And that’s the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here today because of the way he’s being railroaded for speaking the obvious truth.”
Fast forward a year later, and NFL players are still protesting in varying ways. From Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long holding up the fist to Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch sitting during the playing of the national anthem — players are showing support for their black teammates despite Kaepernick’s ousting.
Source: NY Daily News