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Throwback To When Colin Kaepernick Was Fined For Using Racial Slurs Towards A Black Player

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In a statement that followed, Kaepernick explained his actions with, "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. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Kaepernick went from a relatively liked player to arguably the leagues if not sports' most hated, being shunned by many fans who feel as if he disrespected the country he and they live in.

The QB won't be fined for his actions, as the NFL noted though it is encouraged, it is not required for a player to stand during the anthem. Kapernick was fined for a previous offensive though, one that some may look as quite hypocritical in light of the comment from Saturday.

After a 28-20 loss against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14 of 2015, Kapernick was fined $11,00 by the NFL for using a racial slur, "f***ing n***a/er" to be specific.


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