Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback has now encouraged his friends Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, and Albert Wilson II to continue kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem—the movement Kaepernick helped start—ahead of the start of the NFL season.
In a tweet, Kaepernick said these individuals “put their beliefs into action,” adding they should “Stay strong.”
My Brothers @E_Reid35 @KSTiLLS @iThinkIsee12 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!!! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/OQClsZXD5V
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 18, 2019
The Western Journal reports:
The announcement from Roc Nation involves a bunch of the usual corporate synergies (for instance, new music released for the NFL as “Songs of the Season” was floated as a possibility), but there was also this bit:
“A core component of the partnership will be to amplify the Inspire Change platform priority areas identified by NFL Players, including Education and Economic Advancement, Improving Police-Community Relations, and Criminal Justice Reform,” the release read.
At the news conference announcing the initiative, Jay-Z said that “we’ve moved past kneeling” as a form of change.
When will this guy just go away already!