BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Adding a little fuel to the fire, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed up to practice wearing socks that depict officers as pigs, a long-standing derogatory term for police.
Apparently, he has been wearing these socks for the past few weeks.
Kaepernick has been under a lot of scrutiny this past week after protesting during the National Anthem as a response to police brutality and racism in the United States.
Kaepernick recently said, “People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change.” He continued to say, “When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”
It will be interesting to see what happened when the 49ers face the Chargers tonight as their 28th annual “Salute to the Military” commences when the team plans to have 240 military members on the field.