Spike Lee Announces Rally At NFL Headquarters Supporting Colin Kaepernick's Fight Against Injustice
Lee calls out the league for blackballing the young QB.
August 08, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Legendary director Spike Lee will host a rally in support of unsigned QB Colin Kaepernick Wednesday, Aug. 23 who has been blacklisted for protesting police brutality all last season.
Lee announced on Twitter on Wednesday, Aug. 8 that there will be a rally in front of the NFL headquarters in New York to call out the league's inability to sign the 29-year-old quarterback.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017
According to ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens was one of the last places for Kaepernick to land but the team has thrown its support behind Quarterback Ryan Mallet. The recent signing of former retired QB Jay Cutler with the Miami Dolphins also spells doom for Kaepernick because that was one of the last teams to need a quarterback.
Despite leading his former team the San Francisco 49ers to a 1-10 record, Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards scoring 16 touchdowns to only four interceptions and rushing for 468 yards and two more scores.
Not one team has approached him for a starting or back up position even though he had quality starts.
With football season around the corner, it will be interesting to see if this changes how people and companies support the NFL franchise.