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Colin Kaepernick Claims He’s Gotten Death Threats

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick claims he’s receiving death threats.

“I’ve had a few come my way, but not too concerned about it,” the embattled quarterback told the media Tuesday in the 49ers locker room. (RELATED: NFL Commish Says He Supports Kaepernick, Might Punish Players Who Honor 9/11)

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SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 26: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game at Levi’s Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The dual-threat quarterback has not alerted the police or 49ers security, but believes if something happens to him it would “move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now.”

Kaepernick has been the center of a media firestorm for his refusal to stand during the national anthem because he believes minorities in America are oppressed. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)

He will have plenty of time to contemplate race issues in America as he continues to sit on the bench during games and not play at all.

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