Colin Kaepernick Says He’ll Stand For National Anthem Next Season

Colin Kaepernick
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Following a controversial season, in which he made headlines for refusing to stand for the National Anthem, quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he will stand next season.

According to ESPN, Kaepernick says he no longer wants his protest to detract from the changes he believes he’s made. He also believes that given the national discussion on social inequality — and the support from other athletes from other professional sports — affirms the message he was trying to deliver.

Kaepernick first refused to stand for the National Anthem in the 2016 NFL preseason, before he began taking a knee throughout the rest of the regular season.

Following this news, Twitter letΒ him have it over his decision… with most believing he’s only choosing to stand now to land another contract.

As for his future in the league, Kaepernick plans to opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers this week and become a free agent next week.

Stay tuned…