Kaepernick's social media post matches up with his openly pro-Black Lives Matter stance, which has garnered him considerable criticism from right wing politicians and praise from activists on the left. He has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charities, leading Vice to declare him as a more charitable philanthropist than Donald Trump.
The free-agent quarterback posted the following shortly after Castile was shot to death in his car by a police officer as his girlfriend and a child watched:
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said to Steve Wyche of NFL.com last August. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
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