It may come as a surprise to many, but San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick apparently didn’t vote in yesterday’s historic presidential election.
Kaepernick, who sparked a national discussion after sitting during the national anthem earlier this season, confirmed to reporters Tuesday that he didn’t vote, NBC Sports reported.
It’s something that’s left many in the sports world a bit baffled, even though he has said in the past that both Trump and Clinton are ‘equally unfit’ for the office of President.
“It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said following the Sept. 26 presidential debate. He apparently didn’t think there was a real difference between the two candidates.
The article posted today by Michael David Smith notes that it seems a bit surprising the NFL star didn’t much care about the differences between all the other candidates on the ballot in the state of California.
For someone who was so outspoken about issues of race and police brutality, it seems strange that he did not see any connection at all between any of those other races and the issues at the core of his protests.
Smith writes: “If Kaepernick cares about police mistreatment of black men in America, he should care about the way America is governed.”
Kaepernick did make it clear to Americans over the last several months that he wants to be a civil rights role model. What’s not clear is why he made the decision to not exercise his right as an American to participate in the governing process.
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