Colin Kaepernick’s plays on the field have taken a backseat thanks to his peaceful protest before the game. Kaepernick has decided to sit out during the national anthem to the much-expected backlash, now his latest controversy is due to his attire during mini-camp. On September 1, a photo of Kaepernick wearing a pair of socks designed with police depicted as pigs began to circulate online.
In a statement responding to the backlash, Kaepernick explained that he’s been wearing the socks for weeks “because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust.”
He went on to state that he has uncles and friends who are officers and that this wasn’t an attack on every single officer. “So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately,” he said.
The 49ers have announced that Kaepernick would not be punished for sitting out during the National Anthem. See the post below.