Colin Kaepernick to Speak at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco About Sitting Down During National Anthem

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick walks off the field after warm ups before an NFL preseason football game  against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. The Santa Clara police chief has vowed to continue providing a safe environment at San Francisco home games after the union representing his officers threatened to boycott policing the stadium if the 49ers don't discipline Kaepernick for criticizing police and refusing to stand during the national anthem. Chief Michael Sellers said in a statement Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, that he will urge union leadership to put citizens' safety first. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick walks off the field after warm ups before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. The Santa Clara police chief has vowed to continue providing a safe environment at San Francisco home games after the union representing his officers threatened to boycott policing the stadium if the 49ers don’t discipline Kaepernick for criticizing police and refusing to stand during the national anthem. Chief Michael Sellers said in a statement Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, that he will urge union leadership to put citizens’ safety first. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

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