Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fans Show Solidarity for Kaepernick at Rally at NFL Offices

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fans Show Solidarity for Kaepernick at Rally at NFL Offices

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Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside the headquarters of the NFL Wednesday.

More than 1,000 people, many wearing jerseys with Kaepernick's name, crowded outside the NFL's midtown Manhattan offices many calling for a boycott.

Kaepernick, who took the 49ers to the Super Bowl, opted out of his contract with the team in March and remains unsigned.

Supporters said he is being blackballed for his advocacy, but some critics quickly contend that his lack of a job is more about his lack of on-field talent.

Political commentator Symone Sanders said: "We are all standing with Kaepernick. It is time for the NFL to put up or shut up. …

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