Colin Kaepernick’s decision to stand against racial injustice was a really brave move. He knew he would cause an absolute fire storm up and down the country but none the less he put his self to the back burner and stood up for what he felt mattered. And, it seems the bold move did not split him from his team, the team became stronger and more united and fans of his stood by him. He brought the issue out of 2nd page news and into the mainstream.
Now he has been voted to receive the Len Eshmont Award, the teams most prestigious honor, given to their most courageous and inspirational player.
The award is voted for by the other players, so there is no doubt what they think of their amazing team mate!
After Kaepernick’s national anthem stance became public in the preseason, he swayed skeptical teammates by passionately explaining in a players-only meeting that his decision was inspired by his disgust with racial inequality. In September, CEO Jed York matched Kaepernick’s $1 million pledge to community organizations, and head coach Chip Kelly strongly supported his quarterback.
“He’s shedding light on a situation that is heinous,” Kelly said of Kaepernick’s outspokenness on the killing of black men by police officers.
And I am sure many fans stand strongly by this.
Personally I think what he has done is amazing, and he still took some time to play football in all of this!
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/Players-vote-for-Kaepernick-to-receive-49ers-10827328.php
Image screengrabbed from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZSlknTp0o8
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