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Colin Kaepernick: Trump 'Ignorant' on Race

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 11:35 AM

Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a furor by refusing to stand for the National Anthem at football games to protest racism, has come out swinging at Donald Trump for saying the San Francisco 49ers star should "find another country that works better for him."

"It's a very ignorant statement that, if you don't agree with what's going on, hearing that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all, then you should leave the country," Kaepernick told reporters in the 49ers' locker room, The Bay Area News Group reports.

 

 

"He always says 'make America great again.' Well, America has never been great for people of color. And that's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time."

Kaepernick began his sit-down protest at the 49ers final 2016 pre-season game, stating: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."

Trump later responded: "I think it's personally not a good thing, I think it's a terrible thing. And, you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won't happen."

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