The football star came into the spotlight when he
refused to stand during the national anthem in September 2016, in order to
protest racial inequality and police brutality in America. Many of his fellow
athletes supported his position, but it also caused a hotly-debated action for
fans of the NFL.
The former 49ers quarterback made a promise to
continue his fight against racial injustice in America regardless of his return
to the NFL, during his speech on Tuesday.
this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic
oppression, racialized injustice and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in
America,” Colin says to the crowd a t the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.