Kaepernick Kneels During Anthem, Reid Joins AND Announces $1million In Donations

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The Colin Kaepernick saga continues as Kaepernick kept to his words on Thursday by kneeling before the 49ers’ game against the San Diego Chargers. He was joined by his teammate Eric Reid.

The continuing protest was more poignant because it was the the Chargers’ 28th annual Salute to the Military event.

The 49ers’ won 31-21 and after during an interview he talked about Reid joining and how he is going to make a huge donation.

Kaepernick said that he would donate his first $1 million earned from this year to various charities.

He said

“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money I do,… And I have to help these people. I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in a position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed.”

“As far as taking a knee tonight, Eric—as well as myself—had a long conversation with Nate Boyer, who is a military vet,… And we were talking to him about, ‘How can we get the message back on track? And not take away from the military. … But keep the focus on what the issues really are.”

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“As we talked about it, we came up with taking a knee, because there are issues that still need to be addressed. And it was also a way to try to show more respect to the men and women that fight for this country. I’m not anti-American,… I love America. I love people. That’s why I’m doing this. I want to try to help make America better.”

“As we talked about it, we came up with taking a knee, because there are issues that still need to be addressed. And it was also a way to try to show more respect to the men and women that fight for this country. I’m not anti-American,” he added. “I love America. I love people. That’s why I’m doing this. I want to try to help make America better.”

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