Colin Kaepernick has strong reaction after Breonna Taylor case results in no murder charges
On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky would not be charged with murder after heading to a grand jury. Following such news, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and current NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick released quite the strong statement via social media.
Of course, Kaepernick technically remains an unrestricted free agent, though no NFL teams have shown interest in potentially signing him after he infamous knelt during the National Anthem in what would become his final go-round with the aforementioned 49ers.
Kaepernick was protesting against racism and police brutality while the former NFL standout continues to fight for what he believes in away from professional football.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 23, 2020
Even though Kaepernick is not an active player as it stands today, players from around the league could increase their protests and actions come Week 3, which will be the first slate of games played since the Taylor ruling from Wednesday. According to Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers, such an increase is very possible moving forward.
“It could lead to whatever it leads to,” Flowers recently told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just as far as what people feel and how people feel as far as what can be affected, so I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has since come out to say that the league should have listened to Colin Kaepernick when it had the chance while appearing to try to make up for lost time now.