Case, George Floyd: Football Star is a symbolic figure in the fight against racism

"If revolt is the only logical reaction. We have the right to respond. Rest in Power, George Floyd," wrote Colin Kaepernick on Twitter. With these words,

Case, George Floyd: Football Star is a symbolic figure in the fight against racism

"If revolt is the only logical reaction. We have the right to respond. Rest in Power, George Floyd," wrote Colin Kaepernick on Twitter.

With these words, commented the former football player, San Francisco 49ers, the tragedy, the deceased African-Americans, George Floyd, and the resulting country-wide protest movement.

The 46-year-old victim died in the hospital in Minneapolis after a police officer had knelt in a skirmish for several minutes on the neck. In the resulting protests against police violence Kaepernick is a symbolic figure of resistance.

US President Trump: Kaepernick should

The 32-Year-old Ex emigrate Quarterback is for years against racism and police violence in connection with African-Americans. A worldwide sensation he caused in the year 2016, as he knelt in advance of several Football games during the national anthem as a Protest (usually the player) are.

U.S. President Donald Trump is not krtisierte Kaepernick to pay tribute to the United States according to and recommended to the Footballer, to emigrate. In addition, clubs, protesters should be released by the end of the players, what happened in the case of the activists also. Twitter / Colin Kaepernick, "Believe in something. Even if it means to sacrifice everything": A campaign of the sportswear manufacturer Nike Colin Kaepernick from the 2018 advertising President Donald Trump called her a "terrible message"

After the 2016 season Kaepernick was released to Free Agency (players with no team under contract) and got since then, no NFL Team in a contract. According to a lawsuit due to a systematic exclusion and loss of revenue Kaepernick settled out of court with the League to a million-compensation.

George Floyd: "The... ...is the reason"

His photo, in Baseball-as a garnish on the knees, is circulating at the moment the network is shown next to the photo, on the George Floyd, lying on the floor, a knee in the back of his neck. "This... is the reason" is about the pictures is written and illustrated clearly, the motivations of the Quarterbacks.

@kingjames / Instagram, George Floyd (li.) and Colin Kaepernick

The photo montage was posted of Basketball Star Lebron James, the dedicated, together with NBA player Steph Curry intensively for the investigation of the case. The two together have almost a hundred million Followers on Instagram. This allows them to use their far-reaching influence on social grievances - as Kaepernick.

Kaepernick-knee case with Muhammad Ali

compared to The knee, however, has acquired symbolic power, and is always been set in the United States in the amount raised fists of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics and the rejection of Muhammad Ali's, in the Vietnam war.

Now, the 32-Year-old speaks in his Post of "revolt" and the "right to retaliate" and thus defended the mass protests against police violence in the United States. Words, about the Trump is not just "amused" to have been likely to be. Kaepernick is not afraid of the President, however, he has already proved impressive.

The Quarterback hopes despite his political bet on a Comeback in the NFL: "I still train five days a week. I'm ready for a phone call, a sample, a workout at any time. I'm still waiting, that the owner and her Partner run in front of this Situation."

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Date Of Update: 31 May 2020, 09:26

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