(SL) – Heavy support for 29-year old Colin Kaepernick continues to grow after the QB still has yet to get back on a team in the NFL.
He was subsequently released by the team at the end of last year’s season and has yet to be picked up by another franchise.
On Wednesday, hundreds of fans attended a demonstration in front of the NFL’s main offices in Manhattan. His fans believe wholeheartedly that he is being blackballed. The issue has raised a national debate in some quarters as to whether athletes should be engaged in political demonstrations on the field.
Other players have followed Kaepernick’s example, refusing to stand up for the anthem in a gesture both in support of Kaepernick and his stance against racial discrimination.
On Monday, at least 12 members of the Cleveland Browns refused to stand for the national anthem, the largest on-field sign of solidarity by an NFL team yet.