Boycott threatened if Kaepernick isn't signed to a team

Civil rights groups organize rally outside NFL headquarters for Colin Kaepernick

On Aug. 23, Rothberg along with director Spike Lee and other New Yorkers in support of Kaepernick will participate in a rally at NFL headquarters in New York City to pressure the company to support the football player's stance against racism and police brutality.

The original petition by Unstripped Voice stated that once it reached 100,000 signatures, it would be delivered to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and every NFL team owner. Lee said on Twitter he didn't organize the protest, but that he supports Kaepernick and "his stance on the injustices in the United States of America".

The group has a new goal of 1 million signatures by September 7, the first day of the National Football League regular season.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, became a topic of national conversation previous year when he chose not to stand during the national anthem.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color". He parted ways with the 49ers in March and hasn't been signed by another team.


Kaepernick received media attention last season for kneeling during the National Anthem at NFL games.

Hundreds of Cleveland Browns fans are weighing in on whether Colin Kaepernick should be acquired by the Cleveland Browns.

He opted out of his contract with the 49ers during the off-season and became a free agent.

Last season Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers last season but will not join that team this season.

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