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)
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’
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.