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Sports Colin Kaepernick tweets Jackie Robinson quote on national anthem

15:55  16 april  2018
15:55  16 april  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Colin Kaepernick tweets Jackie Robinson quote on national anthem . On Jackie Robinson Day in baseball, NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweets a familiar-sounding quote from the MLB trailblazer.

Kaepernick posted a tweet with a photo of Robinson ― who broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947 ― and a passage from For The Win provided a fuller portion of Robinson ’s quote Colin Kaepernick Sports And Recreation National Anthem Major League Baseball Jackie Robinson .

a man standing in front of a crowd: Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick hasn't played an NFL game since 2016, when he began protesting during the national anthem.© Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Spor Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick hasn't played an NFL game since 2016, when he began protesting during the national anthem.

The issue of race relations in sports comes to the forefront in baseball every April 15, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the major leagues.

In Robinson's honor, all players, coaches, managers and umpires wear the No. 42, which MLB retired for all teams in 1997.

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick marked the occasion to call attention to another aspect of Robinson's legacy -- the battle for racial equality in society.

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This weekend, Major League Baseball honored Jackie Robinson ’s legacy of breaking baseball’s color barrier. — Colin Kaepernick (@ Kaepernick 7) April 16, 2018. The quote in the tweet comes from a passage in Robinson ’s 1972 The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem .

Colin Kaepernick celebrated Major League Baseball's Jackie Robinson Day on. It should have been a glorious moment for me as the stirring words of the national anthem poured from the stands.

In a sentiment Kaepernick has echoed throughout his protests as an NFL player, he quoted Robinson's words in a tweet Sunday: "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world."

The line, written as part of Robinson's preface to his autobiography, was penned in 1972. Robinson died later that year.

Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers. His decision to kneel during the national anthem to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality sparked a national controversy. Kaepernick has not been able to catch on with an NFL team since.

Last week, he was scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, but the team postponed the meeting after Kaepernick refused to say whether or not he'd continue the protests.

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