Aaron Rodgers says Colin Kaepernick is not on a team because he kneeled
Aaron Rodgers is a very solid player, and probably the biggest well-known player (WHITE), who has said something about Colin Kaepernick. Aaron Rodgers told Mina Kimes of ESPN the magazine, that Kaepernick is being blackballed.
“I think he should be on a roster right now, I think because of his protests, he’s not.”
Rodgers also explained that he understands why some players are protesting during the national anthem, even though Rodgers isn’t inclined to join in.
“I’m gonna stand because that’s the way I feel about the flag — but I’m also 100 percent supportive of my teammates or any fellow players who are choosing not to,” Rodgers told Kimes. “They have a battle for racial equality. That’s what they’re trying to get a conversation started around. . . . I don’t understand what it’s like to be in that situation. What it is to be pulled over, or profiled, or any number of issues that have happened, that Colin was referencing — or any of my teammates have talked to me about. . . . But I know it’s a real thing my black teammates have to deal with.”