Chuck D Calls for NFL Boycott Over Colin Kaepernick


Spike Lee and others plan to rally outside NFL headquarters in NY this month to protest what they call the league's blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick for his political views, but the controversial quarterback also find supports among some of Chicago's activists.

The original petition by Unstripped Voice stated that once it reached 100,000 signatures, it would be delivered to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and every NFL team owner.

The question comes in response to Kaepernick's ever-widening base of supporters who created a petition calling for an National Football League boycott if the former quarterback isn't signed on by a team. They reached the goal in 12 days and the petition now has more than 140,000 signatures.

The former San Francisco 49er became a topic of national conversation past year for choosing to kneel instead of stand for the national anthem, citing police violence and social injustice against minorities.

He says he didn't organize the protest, but he supports the quarterback and "his stance on the injustices in the United States of America".

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He said, "I am not looking for approval".

He opted out of his contract with the 49ers during the off-season and became a free agent.

"By standing for Kaepernick, we are standing for players' ability to raise awareness by taking small steps such as not standing for the national anthem without losing their jobs".

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers signal caller, remains unemployed a month before the start of the regular season.