Giants star Saquon Barkley doesn’t care if he loses fans as he supports Colin Kaepernick
Last week, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley retweeted a workout video from Colin Kaepernick in support of the free agent quarterback, and Barkley understands that he may take a hit for it. He just doesn’t care.
“If a fan wants to not be a fan of me because I retweet a thing for Colin Kaepernick, I don’t care,” said Barkley, according to Pat Leonard of The New York Daily News. “But I respect that people have their own opinions. Everyone is entitled to that. I just would hope that people respect I have a right to my own opinion, as well.”
Barkley added that he is “not afraid” to speak his mind.
“If you ask me, ‘Am I in year two being more willing to be vocal about my opinion’ — that’s what I think the question is — I think that was the same case in year one,” Barkley said. “I think that was the same case in college football: understanding I have a platform and if there’s an issue that came up that I disagreed with, I’m more than willing to talk. I’m not going to just talk about it.