Kaepernick Will Stand If NFL Lets Him Return?
Did Colin Kaepernick really say that he would stand for the national anthem if he were to be let back into the NFL?
That’s what CBS News, USA Today, ABC News, Maxim, the New York Post and many other news outlets were going with.
Not sure how the miscommunication could have possibly have happened, but this is the latest from the Associated Press.
CORRECTION: CBS reporter clarifies on saying Kaepernick would stand for anthem, says they didn't discuss issue.
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) October 8, 2017
The reporter in the center of this storm appears to be Jason La Canfora.
Standing for Anthem wasn't something that I spoke to Colin about sat. I relayed what had been reported about him standing in the future…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 8, 2017
And then definitively this…
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston S. Churchill
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 8, 2017
Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Nevada.
Born: November 3, 1987 (age 29), in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6′ 4″
Partner: Nessa (2015–)
Parents: Rick Kaepernick, Heidi Russo, Teresa Kaepernick
Education: University of Nevada, Reno (2010), John H. Pitman High School
Before a preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat down, as opposed to the tradition of standing, during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” During a post-game interview, he explained his position stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”