Kaepernick wrote on Twitter, “As we speak marks the three yr anniversary of the primary time I protested systemic oppression. I proceed to work and stand with the individuals in our battle for liberation, regardless of those that try to erase the motion! The motion has at all times lived with the individuals!”
A video accompanying the tweet reveals movies of African People being killed by police, together with 12-year-old Tamir Rice. It additionally options Kaepernick speaking concerning the objective of his protest.
He has not performed within the Nationwide Soccer League for the reason that 2016 season, when he sparked controversy by sitting, then kneeling, earlier than a number of 2016 NFL preseason and regular-season video games
Within the video, the phrases: “Denied work for 889 days” flashed throughout the display screen.
“5 a.m., 5 days every week, for 3 years. Nonetheless prepared,” mentioned Kaepernick, who performed for the 49ers for six years.
Kaepernick grew to become a free agent in 2017. No workforce provided him a contract, and that October, he filed a grievance in opposition to the league, accusing workforce homeowners of colluding to maintain him from being signed.