Colin Kaepernick has John Carlos' backing

Colin Kaepernick has John Carlos' backing

Colin Kaepernick has John Carlos' backing

MI coach Jim Harbaugh said he did not respect the method of protest used by his former pupil, Colin Kaepernick, to make a statement on social injustice. Prior to the game Colin Kaepernick explained that he made his stance because he refused to stand for a country that oppresses minorities, ABC News explained.

Speaking to reporters as his University of Michigan Wolverines prepare for their season opener against Hawaii on Saturday, Jim Harbaugh did not mask his feelings about the situation involving his former National Football League quarterback.

Harbaugh coached the 49ers when they drafted Kaepernick out of the University of Nevada in 2011. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".

Several players disagreed with Kaepernick's protest and others applauded him exercising his right. "And Colin Kaepernick - he's not black", Harrison said. "He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single (day) basis".

The 49ers play at San Diego on Thursday. "That's his right as a citizen".

Kaepernick's actions and explanation for his decision generated major attention and caused considerable support from some and backlash from others.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Legendary NFL running back Jim Brown has never shied away from expressing his viewpoint on social issues in the United States.

The issue has been a divisive one between players and fans alike. Harbaugh said, "I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments". John Harbaugh took a more diplomatic approach than his brother Jim did, according to Yahoo! "In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem", the team said. "If you ask me would I do that, no, I won't, because I see it a little different".

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