In an effort to get Colin Kaepernick memorabilia into the Black Lives Matter exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, civil rights activist Harry Edwards said, “Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick. It should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.”
As a statement against police brutality towards blacks, other NFL players have followed Kaepernick’s example of protesting the national anthem by kneeling prior to games.
Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks plans to protest the anthem all season and Marshawn Lynch remained seated eating a banana while the anthem was sung during a pre-season game.
“The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement,” said curator Damion Thomas.
Colin is still a free agent. Teams are still leery about signing him after last year’s protests toward the national anthem created a firestorm.
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