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NYPD officers stand up for unsigned Colin Kaepernick amid new wave of NFL protests


Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick on Saturday as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who ignited controversy last season for sitting out the national anthem during games, remains unsigned heading into the NFL season.

The gathering at Brooklyn Bridge Park featured roughly 80 officers, according to the New York Times. Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team this season, despite the belief of many football analysts that his talents would prove useful to teams who lack depth at the quarterback position.

The unusual show of support from police comes as a second wave of protests, modeled after what Kaepernick did last season in the name of “black people and people of color,” is building in the NFL.


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