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Colin Kaepernick’s ‘I’m with Kap’ jerseys sell out in less than a day

Colin Kaepernick announced on Monday that the “#ImWithKap” jerseys he was selling on his website sold out within hours.

“Thank you to each and every one of you that have supported this journey,” the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said on Instagram Monday night. “The Official Limited Edition #IMWITHKAP jersey released today instantly sold out!”

Kaepernick, who is best known now for sitting out the national anthem during games to protest social injustice, made the announcement just hours after he had announced he was releasing the jersey for pre-sale.

The former NFL star initially said on Twitter he would be donating twenty percent of the earnings from the jerseys to the Know Your Rights Camp, which is a free campaign for youth funded by Kaepernick intended to“raise awareness on self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.”

Former NFL star began selling the shirts a week after Nike announced Kaepernick would be the face of its latest ad campaign.

The ad prompted a whirlwind of criticism from conservatives, many of whom destroyed their Nike products and vowed to boycott the activewear brand.


Read more on the story from The Hill. 

What have we learned today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (9-4-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray recap today’s show with ‘What did we learn today?’ a segment where they comment on what they’ve learned from the show. As well as asking Executive Producer Tony Lossano, Technical Producer Michael Garay, and Associate Producer Kimberly Kaczmarek what they’ve learned. Today’s show covers Nike’s new campaign with Colin Kaepernick, Coca-Cola Co. paying $5.1 billion for British coffee-shop chain Costa, and Ray learns who’s birthday it is today.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg on Kaepernick’s anthem protests: ‘It’s dumb and disrespectful’ | Fox News

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem in the name of social justice – which sparked a movement that has spread across the NFL and other major sports – has drawn passionate reactions from fans and fellow players alike, and now a member of the highest court in the United States is weighing on on the debate.

Read the full story here: Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg on Kaepernick’s anthem protests: ‘It’s dumb and disrespectful’ | Fox News

Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his – The Washington Post

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, is a former cultural ambassador for the United States and the author, most recently, of “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.”
During the Olympics in Rio a couple of weeks ago, Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks was sprinting intently in the middle of his pole vaulting attempt when he heard the national anthem playing.

He immediately dropped his pole and stood at attention, a spontaneous expression of heartfelt patriotism that elicited more praise than his eventual bronze medal. Last Thursday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand with his teammates during the national anthem.

To some, Kendricks embodies traditional all-American Forrest Gump values of patriotism, while Kaepernick represents the entitled brattish behavior of a wealthy athlete ungrateful to a country that has given him so much.

To read the full editorial, visit the Washington Post: Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his – The Washington Post

NFL star Colin Kaepernick sits in protest during national anthem

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By Euan McKirdy, CNN

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat in protest during the national anthem for a pre-season game, saying he would not honor a song nor “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

Referencing the recent shooting deaths of African-Americans by police, he told NFL Media that his conscience would not allow him to partake in the pre-game ceremony Friday against the Green Bay Packers.

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” he said.

An image if the 28-year-old sitting — he is wearing number 7 — was posted on Twitter.

Willing protest
The player said he was fully aware of the controversy he was courting with his decision.

“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. … If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

The athlete is active on Twitter, usually retweeting other users’ posts on race relations in the US. His decision not to stand has elicited comments both in support and against his decision.
“As if I needed another reason to love Colin Kaepernick,” one supporter tweeted.

Another user, less enamored with his protest, said the 49ers star should “just leave America to the Americans,” Saying that he showed “disrespect to team, sport, fans.”

Team support
Kaepernick is bi-racial, the NFL media report notes, and was adopted and raised in a white family.

His team released a statement saying it respected his decision.

“The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

The NFL also released a statement saying players are encouraged, but not required to stand during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, which is played before every professional sporting event in the country.

Kaepernick was 2-of-6 for 14 yards in the 21-10 loss to the Packers.

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