Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player behind the entire kneeling-for-the-national-anthem controversy, hasn’t suited up for a franchise since the end of last season. No team wants to deal with the distraction. Here’s how Colin celebrated Thanksgiving…
From Fox News:
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, took part Thursday in the annual Unthanksgiving Day on Alcatraz.
From Daily Caller:
Former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick traveled to Alcatraz Island to participate in the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering for Thanksgiving Thursday.
The event, also called “Un-Thanksgiving Day,” took place on Alcatraz to remember the group of American Indians who took control of the island prison between 1969-1971 in an attempt to claim the island for their people, reports KTLA.
Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force 🇺🇸 to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie. pic.twitter.com/KdNtY3dp72
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 24, 2017
More, via KTLA:
GQ magazine recently named Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.”
In 2016, he knelt during the national anthem at a preseason game to protest law enforcement’s treatment of African Americans. The act became a movement that has drawn both criticism and support.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March and has since been a free agent.