Sport Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout brings out protesters: 'Get out of my town'

20:50  16 november  2019
20:50  16 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

  Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

Kaepernick will be working out on Saturday in front of 25 NFL teams in Georgia. Quarterback, who hasn't played since 2017, was spotted after landing in A man carries an American flag while holding a sign which read ' Colin Kaepernick , un-American Loser, Get out of my town ' in Flowery Branch

Colin Kaepernick , who’s been out of the NFL since 2017 and fervor over his demonstration for social justice during the National Anthem, is having a workout in As expected, plenty of the NFL teams figure to watch how Kaepernick performs, so it is not a surprise to see the Lions at least getting a look.

Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout for NFL teams takes place Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, and people are already standing outside to make their voices heard.

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Several hours before Kaepernick's workout, people were seen outside of the Falcons' facility (where the workout is scheduled to take place) with signs. One sign reads, "Colin Kaepernick un-American loser get out of my town."

When asked about the sign by NBC reporter Blayne Alexander, a protestor responded, "I don't want him in my town. He disrespected the anthem and the flag."

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Another sign, appearing to be part of the protest, was also visible outside of the facility. The sign reads "stand up for the flag" and is surrounded by several small American flags.

When asked by ESPN's The Undefeated about why he's there, another protestor said he wants to make sure people respect the flag.

"I'm not here to disparage anybody, or anything or any organization," he said. "I'm here for one reason, and that's to lift up the big, beautiful flag of the country. I'm not negative at all. There has been some tearing down of the flag, and it's easy to tear things down. It's hard to build something up, so I'm here to lift up the flag today."

Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout

  Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout Additionally, a number of teams have contact Kaepernick’s to preemptively apologize for not being in attendance this weekend, noting they were confused by the timing of the workout. NFL executives weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the planned audition — Kaepernick himself didn’t even know about the workout until the league informed him of it, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. The NFL hasn’t given any indication as to why it’s holding a tryout for Kaepernick at this time, but the league wouldn’t budge on a date, time or what will happen at the workout.

Colin Kaepernick flew into Atlanta on Thursday to get ready for his NFL workout -- and our sources say he's already in game mode. Kap touched down around 5 AM in hopes of getting through the airport without fanfare -- and he pretty much did. We're told he was with a very small group of people and the

Bringing in Kaepernick would obviously open up the Patriots’ offense considering his ability as a dual-threat quarterback — in other words, New Why The NFL Has Scheduled a Colin Kaepernick Workout . Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016, the year he began protesting police

Of course the area wasn't full of just negativity.

There were other people who showed up in support of the free agent quarterback. Kaepernick also received support on Twitter as the hashtag #StillWithKap became the top trending topic on the social media platform. A few people at the Falcons' facility could be seen wearing Kaepernick jerseys.

Expect more people to protest or show their support as the start time for the workout approaches.

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a group of football players on a field: Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with his own helmet as offensive guard David DeCastro (66) tries to stop Garrett during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019. 

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