On Thursday, Colin Kaepernick released a thank you tweet saying, “Thank you to everyone who went out to support yesterday. My faith always has been and always will be in the power or the people!”
Kaepernick’s tweet was directed towards the over 1,000 people who stood and protested on Wednesday outside of the NFL headquarters with chants of “Boycott! Boycott!”
Surprisingly the people supporting him were made up of celebs too. The actress and activist Susan Sarandon even shared tweets that included pictures of the protest saying, “Rally in support of Colin Kaepernick in front of @NFL. Together we win. I stand with Colin. #ImWithKap.
A few of his supporters were wearing t-shirts saying “#I’m with Kap” and others wore jerseys with his name one them. The protesting supporters were also holding signs that read “Black Lives Matters Scoreboard- Kaepernick = Hero, NFL= Zero” and “He took a knee for me. I’ll take a stand for him.”
The NFL Commissioner has said that the team owners aren’t blackballing Kaepernick for taking a knee during the anthem last season, but their actions are saying something totally different.
The NFL Players Association executive director Maurice Smith told ESPN’s Mike & Mike that they are prepared to support Kaepernick if he chooses to to take legal action against the league or the team owners.
“The reality in these situations is that the union stands ready to help Colin in anyway,” said Smith.
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