Numerous other rallies were held the same day across the country. The Justice League NYC and Color of Change were just a few of the dozen or so groups who made an appearance.
On Saturday, a group of NYPD officers showed up at an event in support of Kaepernick.
When the survey was conducted a year ago (before Kaepernick made his first national anthem protest), the results were nearly identical. "Boycott!" Women's March organizer Tamika Mallory, addressing football fans, said, "I don't care how long you've been watching football, if they don't stand up for your children, turn the damn TV off".
"You can't tell me that there aren't National Football League players who recognize the stupidity of the style of protest Colin Kaepernick has chosen", Whitlock said. In Monday night's preseason game against the Giants, several members of the Cleveland Browns kneeled in a circle during the anthem. Among those kneeling was a white player, Seth DeValve.
In March, Kaepernick opted out of a new six-year contract with the 49ers, his team since 2011.
In a video released Wednesday by AllThatTV, Aaron says that Kaepernick is "getting a raw deal" and asked that an National Football League team sign the quarterback to give him "a chance to do his thing". The crowd was told to call the company. Raymond said. "He took a knee against injustice". "We stand with Kaepernick". "We're here because this is a state of emergency for our community". It's important for Goodell to speak with the NAACP not only for the sake of Kaepernick, but the rest of the league.
"Well, my personal thoughts are..." They're sending a message now that there's a right and wrong time to stand up for social justice issues. We live in an imperfect society. "I personally believe very strongly in that".
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"I'd love to see some other players stand up".
But it's not likely to get Kaepernick a team.
"We both sat down and under that current construct of his deal, it was a big number".
"As far as his prospects as a backup, I don't think he is being blackballed in terms of rich white owners saying, 'We are not hiring this guy, '" an anonymous defensive coordinator told Mike Sando of ESPN.com. "I think somebody needs to give this man a chance". "I think it would give him some incentive".
"The goal of this rally extends much further than Mr. Kaepernick getting a job this season", said Anthony Davis, Coordinator for NAACP Youth & College Division.
Aaron also mentioned that he's had conversations with Kaepernick recently. It is not clear whether these statistics are coming back to haunt him now that he is looking for a place to play, Huffington Post reported.