San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick’s rightfully protesting social injustice by taking a knee instead of pledging allegiance during the national anthem has brought him a lot of attention lately.
When Kaepernick first started his protest in the beginning of the season, he was a backup quarterback, but his job position has changed.
San Francisco 49ers football coach, Chip Kelly, announced Tuesday (Oct. 11), that Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback when the Niners take on the Buffalo Bills this Sunday (Oct. 16).
Given his public act of protest, Kaepernick’s return to the starting quarterback position is bigger than sports. Peep what Twitter had to say below.
Black America sending energy to Colin Kaepernick this weekend in his start against the Bills: pic.twitter.com/ty9JvyBnqR
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 11, 2016
I read one tweet from a guy who wished @Kaepernick7 would tear his ACL. Do folks see the despicable hate athletes get who dare take a stand?
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 11, 2016
Love him or hate him…we will all be watching. #ColinKaepernick https://t.co/t12exPkREo
— John Schriffen (@JohnSchriffen) October 11, 2016
Kaepernick’s reaction to Chip Kelly when he told him the news: “Let’s go.”
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) October 11, 2016
Man I pray Colin Kaepernick balls out of his mind. https://t.co/jdwwRDGBFV
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) October 11, 2016
Colin Kaepernick starting this week🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Black People: https://t.co/gEAlHHPd1R
— Ryan Belk (@rbelk_94) October 11, 2016