The Huffington Post reports:
For his role in spearheading a protest movement and amplifying an ongoing discussion about racial inequality in America, Colin Kaepernick has been rewarded with death threats.
On Tuesday, the 49ers quarterback told reporters, in no uncertain terms, that killing him would only reinforce the importance of his message.
“If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point,” he said. “It’ll be loud and clear why it happened.”
Kaepernick has refused to stand for the national anthem before NFL games this season, telling NFL.com, “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,” he said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”