Sports Colin Kaepernick tweets Jackie Robinson quote on national anthem

15:55  16 april  2018
15:55  16 april  2018 Source:   USA TODAY

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Willingham begins by comparing Colin Kaepernick to Jackie Robinson That’s not Colin Kaepernick , the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand during the national anthem has invited criticism from all corners of the sports world.

Colin Kaepernick ’s Birth Mother Should Be The Last Person To Share Her Opinions On National Anthem Controversy. Kaepernick ’s choice is a bold one, but not new, as Jackie Robinson held a similar stance on the national anthem later in his storied life.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick hasn't played an NFL game since 2016, when he began protesting during the national anthem.© Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Spor Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick hasn't played an NFL game since 2016, when he began protesting during the national anthem.

The issue of race relations in sports comes to the forefront in baseball every April 15, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the major leagues.

In Robinson's honor, all players, coaches, managers and umpires wear the No. 42, which MLB retired for all teams in 1997.

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick marked the occasion to call attention to another aspect of Robinson's legacy -- the battle for racial equality in society.

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Following Colin Kaepernick ’s recent protest of the national anthem and all of the backlash it’s created, NBC Sports noted a quote from Jackie Robinson ’s biography. The major league baseball star shared his own feelings about the national anthem

I call that inconvenient history. Now, as every talking head in America piles on football player Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand up for the national anthem , I must ask them this question. Was Jackie Robinson wrong?

In a sentiment Kaepernick has echoed throughout his protests as an NFL player, he quoted Robinson's words in a tweet Sunday: "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world."

The line, written as part of Robinson's preface to his autobiography, was penned in 1972. Robinson died later that year.

Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers. His decision to kneel during the national anthem to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality sparked a national controversy. Kaepernick has not been able to catch on with an NFL team since.

Last week, he was scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, but the team postponed the meeting after Kaepernick refused to say whether or not he'd continue the protests.

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Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Have Leverage, And He Knows It .
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