“He did what I should have”: When Kobe Bryant hailed Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee at the start of NFL games

Here's what Kobe Bryant had said about Colin Kaepernick a few years back

Colin Rand Kaepernick is a well-known personality who hogged the limelight for quite some time a few years ago. Currently a civil rights activist, Colin played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Back in 2016, Colin took a knee during the national anthem at the start of the games, a move that attracted polarizing reactions.

Colin was traded from the Denver Broncos to the 49ers back in 2011. In 2016, it felt like Colin’s NFL career ended. However, it seems like the man still has a lot of football left in him. Not long ago, Kaepernick was seen working out with all his might with the aim of making it back in the NFL.

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“Colin Kaepernick stood for what was right”: Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant and Colin Kaepernick

As soon as the news of Kaepernick eyeing a comeback to the NFL started surfacing, reactions from around the world started pouring in. Not long ago, Antonio Brown, another man who is known for being among controversies said that Colin actually has been treated pretty well and has been given a lot of money.

A few years back, NBA legend Kobe Bryant was asked to comment on Colin Kaepernick. Kobe had showered praise on Colin and had stated, “I think what Colin Kaepernick stood for is the epitome of doing what he believes is right. Things have been taken out of context and misconstrued.”

They try to bend it this way, that way and missing the point of what it is, the message that he was getting across,” Kobe had claimed. In fact, he had called Colin extremely brave for doing what all people of color should stand for. Moreover, when Kobe was asked why he donated to Colin’s fundraising campaign he had stated that as a black athlete who has made it big, it is easy to sit back and watch things unfold and say, “we don’t need to jump into this thing.”

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Kobe Bryant and Colin Kaepernick

Commenting on what the future holds for Colin as far as his NFL career is concerned, Kobe had said, “there are a lot of people out there who want to see him fail but he is not going to. He’ll rise to the top again and everybody will look back and at what a great story it was.

Kobe has also said that it’s not like the racism issue wasn’t there in the past but what Colin did made it a topic that was being discussed at the national level. “He provided a sense of urgency that we need to do something now,” Kobe had claimed.

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