Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout brings out protesters: ‘Get out of my town’

first_imgWhen asked about the sign by NBC reporter Blayne Alexander, a protestor responded, “I don’t want him in my town. He disrespected the anthem and the flag.”Sign outside of the entrance to the facility.— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) November 16, 2019MORE: Everything to know about Colin Kaepernick’s workoutAnother sign, appearing to be part of the protest, was also visible outside of the facility. The sign reads “stand up for the flag” and is surrounded by several small American flags.When asked by ESPN’s The Undefeated about why he’s there, another protestor said he wants to make sure people respect the flag.”I’m not here to disparage anybody, or anything or any organization,” he said. “I’m here for one reason, and that’s to lift up the big, beautiful flag of the country. I’m not negative at all. There has been some tearing down of the flag, and it’s easy to tear things down. It’s hard to build something up, so I’m here to lift up the flag today.” Additional signs, and flags at the entrance of the facility.— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) November 16, 2019Of course the area wasn’t full of just negativity.There were other people who showed up in support of the free agent quarterback. Kaepernick also received support on Twitter as the hashtag #StillWithKap became the top trending topic on the social media platform. A few people at the Falcons’ facility could be seen wearing Kaepernick jerseys.This man told me he drove two hours to sit outside and support Kaepernick.His message is pretty clear:— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) November 16, 2019Expect more people to protest or show their support as the start time for the workout approaches. Colin Kaepernick’s scheduled workout for NFL teams takes place Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, and people are already standing outside to make their voices heard.Several hours before Kaepernick’s workout, people were seen outside of the Falcons’ facility (where the workout is scheduled to take place) with signs. One sign reads, “Colin Kaepernick un-American loser get out of my town.”last_img

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