NFL Protest Planned As Show Of Support For Sidelined Quarterback

Carla Harmon
August 11, 2017

The Chicago Bears have largely been able to stay out of the growing conversation surrounding former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but the conversation will be brought to them before their season-opening game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Training camp is in full swing, the National Football League preseason is underway, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a team. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".

"We also understand the goal of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch".

Filmmaker Spike Lee is backing a rally in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who provoked controversy last season by kneeling during the USA national anthem to protest against injustice in America. Kaepernick says he is protesting against racial injustice and police brutality.

On Morning Rush, we're asking the question; Should Colin Kaepernick play in the National Football League this season? Several Chicago charities have benefitted from Kaepernick's generosity, including Chicago's Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) and the city's Black Youth Project 100.

The rally is scheduled to take place outside the NFL Headquarters on August 23 at 5 p.m. Director Spike Lee tweeted an ad for the rally, which misspells Kaepernick's last name.

The Ravens are weighing what the fallout might be to signing Kaepernick after his protests.

Thousands of fans are promising to boycott the NFL.

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