Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?

Kaepernick tells CBS Sports reporter he will stand for national anthem if signed by NFL team Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?
Kristopher Love | 11 October, 2017, 04:28

Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa Diab, posted her own message, which read: "The reports that Colin will stand for the anthem are completely false".

Additionally, Kaepernick reportedly told La Canfora that he has not heard from the NFL, which has been holding meetings with players in regards to national anthem protests, but La Canfora believes Kaepernick would be willing to share his thoughts if asked. However, I cant say if they are true or not.

However, La Canfora later noted that he did not discuss the possibility of standing during the anthem during his conversation with the quarterback. This week, the Tennessee Titans tried out several veteran quarterbacks to fill an empty roster spot.

Over the weekend, a CBS journalist who had interviewed Kaepernick, said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who now has no team, would end his protest and stand for the playing of the anthem if he was picked up by another outfit. They signed Brandon Weeden instead.

Many media outlets read La Canfora's report as a shift for the quarterback, who hasn't been picked up by a team despite strong statistics relative to other past free agents.

"He's just looking for an opportunity", La Canfora said, adding, "as a football player, he's hoping to be judged in that manner". He understand that there's controversy and things that come with him. "And I'm convinced - saw the video of his workouts - that he's putting in work to that effect".

"He's not planning on kneeling", La Canfora reported. But ESPN reported in March that Kaepernick would stand during the national anthem this season, citing unnamed sources.

Furthermore, Kaepernick tweeted a series of tweets questioning the CBS report. "He's going to donate all his jersey sales and he's planning on standing for the anthem, if given the opportunity", La Canfora said.