49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Joins Oakland High School Protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t stopped trying to spread the message about racial injustice within this country. Last Friday, Kap joined an high school football team’s own protest in Oakland, California.

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t keeping his national anthem protest to just NFL locker rooms or sidelines.

According to various sources from Friday night, Kaepernick paid a visit to Castlemont High School to both speak with the team and participate in its own pregame protest.

Benjamin Arnold (h/t Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area) posted some YouTube videos of Kaepernick speaking with members of the team. They’re worth checking out.

“I had to come support you all, because the same way you all took a stand and stood with me, I had to come out here and stand with you all,” Kaepernick told the players at Castlemont, per ESPN. “So I appreciate what you all did. I love you all. You all are my brothers, I’m here with you.”

Castlemont’s football team gained attention last week when the entire group took a knee and raised fists during the national anthem.

Friday’s protest (with Kaepernick in the background) looked like this, per ESPN’s Kirk Morrison:

Kaepernick has also received death threats for his actions but still has promised to pledge $100,000 over the next 10 months towards charitable causes poised to help raise social awareness and equality.

The 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been one of Kap’s biggest supporters, and the two have shared more than a few ideas on how to continue addressing the issues at hand.

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