Fight The Power: Mark Cuban Defends Colin Kaepernick’s “Sit Down” Protest Of The National Anthem

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Mark Cuban Defends Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Of The National Anthem

Yesterday, we reported that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for the national anthem during some recent pre-season NFL Games. Kaepernick, who’s biracial and was adopted by white parents, said he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”

According to USA Today his team will not be punishing him for exercising how he feels about AmeriKKKa:

Kaepernick is 28. Malcolm X was 28 when he came out of prison with an evolving self-awareness. I’m twice that old but constantly working on self-awareness. And so is this nation, which Kaepernick shone a light on in his own way.

There’s nothing in NFL policy mandating that players must stand for the anthem, as much as you know the image-conscious, corporate-backed league stands on the principles of patriotism. The 49ers haven’t admonished Kaepernick, either, recognizing the American principles of self-expression while also pointing out liberties afforded U.S. citizens.

It’s a fine line, and the Niners and NFL had surely better realize that other cases could be just around the corner as societal concerns continue to stay in the headlines — which go far beyond the world of football as Colin Kaepernick reminded us.

Now, Mark Cuban has shown support for the football star to state his opinions freely:

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Cuban says he will stand for the anthem and teach his children to do the same…

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