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Colin Kaepernick ‘s actions not divisive; donates entire shoe collection

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Colin Kaepernick opinion, Stephen A. Smith
Colin Kaepernick opinion, Stephen A. Smith

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had taken lots of heat from the day he decided to make the football field a platform for his protests against police violence and racial oppression.

Colin Kaepernick ‘s stand has been criticized by many, even misconstrued by some in the media to be “anti-military,” and many followers of the NFL feel he should focus more on his game than on his social ideologies.

Stories went out to say Colin Kaepernick was causing NFL ticket sales to plunge. Some pointed out that his actions have caused faction within the 49ers team. But this clears out when the famous, or, infamous QB got an Award for courage from his very own teammates.

“The thing that stood out is it was my teammates that voted on it,” Colin Kaepernick said in a report by SFGate. “That really means a lot. I can’t express how grateful I am to have teammates like I did this year. They stood behind me, regardless of any situation that went on. I had a lot of great conversations in the locker room. … We stayed together until the end.”

Colin Kaepernick donates entire shoe collection

He may criticize much for not taking part in the 2016 US Elections; with people saying his non-action contradicted his protests. But Colin Kaepernick found a way to reach out to society by donating his shoe collection that fits his home garage.

“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money I do,” Kaepernick said in a report by Yahoo! Sports. “And I have to help these people. I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in a position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed.”

Beneficiaries wouldn’t have to worry if his huge shoes would not fit. Those items would surely reap resell value and could do a lot of things for the community.

Colin Kaepernick announced that he’s completed his $300,000 donation (of his 1 million goals), which he started in October.

“The third month of my Million Dollar Pledge is complete!” Colin Kaepernick said. “$300k donated so far, $700k more to go toward the million to help people in oppressed communities!”

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