Log Out USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero gives his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest and whether that will endanger his spot on the San Francisco 49ers roster.
USA TODAY Sports A close-up of the practice socks worn by 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick during training camp practice in August.(Photo: Ben Margot, AP) The executive director of one of the largest police organizations in the country blasted Colin Kaepernick and the NFL on Thursday after learning that during training camp practices in August, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore socks that bear the image of cartoon pigs wearing police hats.
(The Cowboys’ plan to use a helmet decal as a tribute to the five police officers killed in July's sniper attack was denied by the NFL, according to a published report.) A photo posted by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:52am PDT However Kaepernick posted an explanation on Instagram later Thursday.
So before those socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately." Kaepernick, whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has sparked heated debate across the country, has said his act of protest stems in part from police brutality.
But his practice socks, which he'd worn as early as Aug.