(AP) — Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick is reacting to Rihanna’s boycott of Super Bowl 53. Rihanna shared a sketch of Kaepernick taking a knee in his NFL uniform on her Instagram Story, and wrote that she was beefing with anyone who thought she was watching the big game.
He re-shared the post on his own Instagram, and said he appreciated the support. Rihanna was one of a few musical artists who turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show because of the NFL’s stance on Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality.
(AP) – Jay-Z is reportedly trying to convince Travis Scott to back out of his 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance. The rapper will be taking the stage alongside Maroon 5, the headlining act, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in February.
Jay-Z wants him to pull out, though, because of the NFL’s handling of players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Maroon 5 has reportedly been having a hard time finding musical guests who want to perform with them, because artists reportedly don’t want to be associated with the league.
(Denver, CO) – The protest against racial injustices and oppression has officially continued this season and the two NFL payers that took a knee during the National Anthem received high praise from Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick tweeted ”My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show theirunwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kapernick saidin his tweet. ”They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”
Miami Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the NFL’s opening Sunday to the delight of the man who started the movement back in 2016, former San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. Colin has since been banned from the NFL and is at the inception of a collusion suit against the NFL and its coaches.
Nike recently rewarded the former NFL star for his bravery by making him the face of its 30th Anniversary campaign for the slogan ‘Just Do It’. The ad comes with the message, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
(Nike, USA) – Nike released its 2-minute commercial starring, Colin Kaepernick, the new face of their 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign and not only did they release it, but they released it with the support of the NFL. Kaepernick, who is currently suing the NFL for colluding to keep him out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustices, sets a strong example of risking everything while standing for something.
The campaign has been met with both support and anger. But at the end of the day, those who still don’t understand the movement are cleared blocked by deep rooted issues that have nothing to do with unpatriotic claims. That is not what it’s about. Race maybe, anti-american concerns….I don’t think so.
(SW) – The legal team of Colin Kaepernick is expected to subpoena President Donald Trump in the free-agent quarterback’s pending lawsuit against the NFL, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Vice President Mike Pence is also expected to be asked to testify in Kaepernick’s case that alleges that league owners conspired to keep him unsigned due to his political stances.
The report states the move is designed to uncover what involvement Trump and his advisors may have had in talks regarding the NFL’s intention to keep players from visibly protesting during the playing of the national anthem.
(SL) – Colin Kaepernick is having no luck finding a team to hire him so now he wants to buy an NFL club. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he’s interested in joining an ownership group aiming to buy the Carolina Panthers.
Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs reportedly is heading the group. Kaepernick tweeted Monday that he wants in. So does Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, who grew up and played college ball near Charlotte, where the Panthers are based.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday night he plans to sell the team after the season ends. The 81-year-old owner is facing claims of sexual harassment and directing racial slurs at club employees.
(SL) – He was nominated for Time Magazine’s Man of The Year and now Colin Kaepernick can add another accolade to the stack as he was awared the Muhammad Ali Award at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Beyonce made a surprise appearance to present the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback with the honor. “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah introduced Mrs. Carter and said Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem sparked a national conversation about race.
He also noted that Kaepernick has faced consequences from his actions. Past winners of the award include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson.Kaepernick thanks his supporters saying, “I accept this award, not for myself, but on behalf of the people. Because if it were not for the love of my people, I would not have protested. And if was not for the support from thepeople, I would not be on this stage today.”
Beyoncé thanked Kaepernick for his “selfless heart” in taking a knee against racial injustice and police brutality, which in turn sparked a national movement.