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Sport Watch: Colin Kaepernick posts impactful statement as calendar reaches July 4

21:15  04 july  2020
21:15  04 july  2020 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

Opinion: NFL's gestures in confronting racism are meaningless so long as Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned

  Opinion: NFL's gestures in confronting racism are meaningless so long as Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned NFL will play the Black national anthem at every Week 1 game. But gestures confronting racism are meaningless as long as Colin Kaepernick is unsigned.Everything, that is, except the one thing it needs to do. The one thing that could actually have a significant impact.

Colin Kaepernick took to social media Saturday to post a passionate, powerful statement as the calendar reached July 4.

Colin Kaepernick standing on a stage in front of a curtain © Provided by Touchdown Wire

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The former NFL quarterback, who has been exiled by the league since the 2017 offseason, is one of the most important social activists on the sports scene and continues to be so.

Report: NFL teams speaking to associates of Colin Kaepernick

  Report: NFL teams speaking to associates of Colin Kaepernick It appears as if Colin Kaepernick is closer to landing an NFL roster spot than he has been in years.According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, teams have begun reaching out to “friends and associates” of Kaepernick as they assess whether signing the quarterback would be right for them.

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Disney Signs Colin Kaepernick to First-Look Deal .
The Walt Disney Company has signed a first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick and his production arm, Ra Vision Media. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and per ESPN "provide a new platform to showcase the work of Black and Brown directors and producers." The deal encompasses multiple Disney platforms including ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated, the company's website focused on sports and culture. The first project in development as part of this deal is an ESPN-produced docuseries chronicling Kaepernick's journey.

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