Kaepernick says he didn’t vote or pay attention to election results

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he didn't vote in the presidential election and it didn't matter who won because he didn't believe any of the candidates.

Republican candidate Donald Trump scored a stunning victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the election on Tuesday.

“I've been very disconnected from the systematic oppression as a whole,” Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick has refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem before games, citing racial injustices in the United States starting during the preseason. He has continued his protest through the regular season and says he won't stop until there is significant progress.

“So, for me, it's another face that's going to be the face of that system of oppression,” Kaepernick said. “And to me, it didn't really matter who went in there. The system still remains intact that oppresses people of color.”

During the run-up to the election, Kaepernick called both Trump and Clinton “proven liars” with both candidates “trying to debate who is less racist.”

Trump had said if Kaepernick didn't like the way the country is he should “find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won't happen”

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