The NFL on Saturday responded to Colin Kaepernick's choice to make a Civil liberties declaration by resting throughout the having fun of the Star-Spangled Banner.
"Gamers are urged yet not called for to stand throughout the having fun of the National Anthem," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy composed in a declaration to CSNBayArea.com.
Kaepernick sat on the 49ers" bench near midfield on Friday evening as the nationwide anthem was played before the group"s event video game versus the Eco-friendly Bay Packers. A resource stated Kaepernick additionally did not stand throughout the anthem before the 49ers' video game at Denver last Saturday. Kaepernick remained in road clothing for the 49ers' very first 2 event games.Kaepernick clarified his position in a meeting with Steve Wyche of NFL Media."I am not mosting likely to take on reveal satisfaction in a flag for a nation that suppresses Black individuals as well as individuals of shade," Kaepernick stated."To me, this is larger than football and also it would certainly be self-indulgent on my component to disregard. There are bodies in the road and also individuals making money leave as well as escaping murder." Kaepernick included:"
This is not something that I am mosting likely to run by anyone. I am not searching for authorization. I need to defend individuals that are suppressed. ... If they take football away, my recommendations from me, I recognize that I defended what is right."Late Friday evening, the 49ers launched a declaration concerning Kaeepernick's objection:"The nationwide anthem is as well as constantly will certainly be an unique component of the pre-game event. It is a chance to recognize our nation and also review the wonderful freedoms we are paid for as its people. In valuing such American concepts as civil liberty and also freedom of speech, we identify the right of a private to pick to take part, or otherwise, in our party of the nationwide anthem."All indicators are that Kaepernick's objection will certainly have no bearing on his lineup place. He has actually remained in competitors with Blaine Gabbert for the beginning work. The 49ers'last event video game is established for Thursday at San Diego.Gabbert is the frustrating preferred to be picked by train Chip Kelly as the 49ers 'beginning quarterback to open up the routine period.
Kaepernick's arranged wage of$11.9 million for the upcoming period is completely assured.