Over the weekend, a news report said Colin Kaepernick would stand during the National Anthem if he signed to an NFL team. However, no one bothered to ask Kaep if he actually said this, including the reporter.
The currently unemployed NFL quarterback (for obvious reasons) did not.
CBS Sports columnist Jason La Canfora corrected a report in which he falsely claimed that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if he was signed to a team.
On Saturday evening, La Canfora told CBS about a recent conversation he had with Kaepernick and addressed the quarterback’s refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality.
“He’s not planning on kneeling, 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.
Turns out, that statement from La Canfora was hella inaccurate.
He took to Twitter to explain himself after his initial story started going viral.
This is where we’ll point out—and always will—the Kaepernick took a knee, and put his career in jeopardy, to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
Not the flag or national anthem or any other malarkey morons like VP Pence and Trump may try to tell you.
See Kaep short and quick take on the situation below.