Kaepernick lauds NFL players for continuing protest despite death threats

Kaepernick called out Reid, Stills and Albert Wilson for continuing to fight for social justice, despite receiving death threats.

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills (left) and Albert Wilson (right) take a knee during the national anthem prior to the game against Tennessee Titans in September last year.

Colin Kaepernick praised several NFL players who continue to protest social injustices, despite the backlash they have received.

Panthers safety Eric Reid and Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson continued to kneel to protest social injustice during the national anthem during their preseason games, which Kaepernick addressed on Sunday.

"My (sic) Brothers (Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson) continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats. They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!!" Kaepernick tweeted.

Reid, who played with Kaepernick on the 49ers and was part of the collusion case that was settled by the NFL, publicly called out Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and his company Roc Nation for combining forces with the NFL earlier this week.

Reid tweeted that despite Carter supporting Kaepernick in the past, Kaepernick still remains unemployed while Roc Nation stands to make millions with its new NFL deal.


"These (effecting social change and Kaepernick being employed with the NFL) aren’t mutually exclusive," Reid tweeted. "They can both happen at the same time! It looks like your goal was to make millions and millions of dollars by assisting the NFL in burying Colin’s career."

Stills received death threats last week after he criticised Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

“If you’re going to associate with bad people, then people are going to know about it,” Stills told reporters. “I think there’s ways you can support candidates without it being so public and without it being at your personal, private residence. I put it out there so everybody could see it.”

Stills later said he and Ross talked on the phone and while they don't agree politically, the conversation was respectful and there was "no beef" between the two.

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