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The football star came into the spotlight when he refused to stand during the national anthem in September 2016, in order to protest racial inequality and police brutality in America. Many of his fellow athletes supported his position, but it also caused a hotly-debated action for fans of the NFL.
The former 49ers quarterback made a promise to continue his fight against racial injustice in America regardless of his return to the NFL, during his speech on Tuesday.
“I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America,” Colin says to the crowd a t the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.