Your vote is your voice!
The starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, has set the stage for the national protest of the national anthem this year that has sparked inspiration all around the sports world. As citizen go to the polls today to mark their vote for our nation’s next President, Kaepernick has chosen to take another stand.
On Tuesday, Kaepernick was asked by reports if he had expressed his rights to put in his presidential vote in early as many of American citizens have done this year.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Kaepernick says,
Reporter: Have you voted? Colin Kaepernick: “No.” Reporter: Are you going to vote? Kaepernick: “No.”
Kaepernick expressed his thoughts before about both candidates,
“It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said in September after the first presidential debate. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.
“And at this point … you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”
It really shocks me to know how well informed Kaepernick is on issues of African-Americans, he chooses not to participate in the election that a lot of our past anesters gave their lives for us to have this right. Most will gill him on the issue that he will have no social right to continue with his protest if and win the next President will ignore his stands as he wasn’t involved in the election. Very disappointed in his decision here.
Photo cred: AP Photo / Logan Bowles