Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in the spotlight for failing to stand up during pregame national anthems and voicing controversial comments directed toward police, will be speaking at a church in San Francisco Sunday morning.
The 49er signal caller was invited by Rev. Amos Brown from the Third Baptist Church in the city after Brown received a call from an NAACP leader in Chicago who said that Kaepernick could use some backing.
“I immediately got into contact with (Kaepernick’s) agent and decided we would stand on his position with him and make sure that the truth is seen and he would not be villified,” Brown said.
Brown, who is the NAACP leader in San Francisco, said that the 28-year-old quarterback will address the congregation about his reasoning for sitting down or kneeling while the national anthem played before four preseason contests as well as continue his discussion about police treatment of people of color.
“I think its high time that people stop and listen,” Brown said. “(Kaepernick) has not painted all policemen with one broad sweep of a brush. He is talking about a systemic problem.”
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SOURCE: NBC Bay Area, Christie Smith and Brendan Weber