Colin Kaepernick’s folks have stood up about their son, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has decided to kneel amid the national anthem.
At the point when gotten some information about Colin Kaepernick’s choice, his mom Teresa Kaepernick said, “It’s not in our best interest or Colin’s best interest” to remark.
On Friday, they chose to give their bolster a chance to be known.
“Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a steep path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs,” Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote in a statement released to The Undefeated. “As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”
Colin Kaepernick had gotten strong feedback since August when he started to stoop amid the song of praise. He says he’s dissenting what he calls social injustices and inequalities.
Kaepernick was sidelined in a 26-6 misfortune to the Bears on Dec. 4 when he finished one go in seventy-five percent. He’s required to begin against the New York Jets on Sunday.
San Francisco is 1-11, with diversions staying against the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
In their announcement, the Kaepernicks referenced recent criticism of their child from U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris.
“He has explained his reasons for this in multiple interviews, yet it seems some people still do not understand his point,” the announcement from the Kaepernick said. “For whatever reason, there are some who want to view this as an anti-military protest or an un-American stance. These views could not be further from the truth, but we know that people will believe what they wish to believe. The recent remarks (attacks) by Admiral Harris supported by the Pentagon are over the top, and we feel the desire to make a public statement in support of our son.”