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Colin Kaepernick sits out on the election

Colin Kaepernick addressing the media on the background of his protest.

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Arguably the most politically vocal athlete today has decided to sit out the presidential polls.

When speaking to reporters on the election day, Colin Kaepernick stated that he was not voting between the “lesser of both evils”.

Kaepernick has been in the public eye since the start of the new NFL season with his protest during the national anthem. Kaepernick has also actively voiced his opinion to media during the debates.

“They’re both proven liars,” Kaepernick said to reporters on Sept. 28. “It almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist. You have to pick the lesser of two evils, but in the end it’s still evil.”

The newly elected President’s campaign slogan, “Make America great again,” has been a key point in Kaepernick’s disdain.

“He always says, ‘Make America great again,’” Kaepernick said. “Well America has never been great for people of color and that’s something that needs to be addressed.”

With what was arguably considered the most important election for the future of African Americans, Kaepernick chose to be absent.

Kaepernick has sat out during the national anthem due to racial injustice and has chosen to sit out of the polls as well, due to his disbelief in the presidential candidates. Kaepernick continues to make headlines with social issues rather than his play on the field.

 

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