Boycott threatened if Kaepernick isn't signed to a team

Civil rights groups organize rally outside NFL headquarters for Colin Kaepernick

His activism sparked both outrage and support from people across the aisle, and now with just one month until the regular season begins, as a free agent, Kaepernick still hasn't been signed on to a team.

The former San Francisco 49er became a topic of national conversation previous year for choosing to kneel instead of stand for the national anthem, citing police violence and social injustice against minorities. He knelt in protest to police shootings and perceived injustices across the country. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.

"We also understand the objective of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch".

Lee tweeted an advertisement for the rally, scheduled for August 23 outside the NFL's headquarters in NY.

"This is moving into a land and area that I don't think we've ever seen in sports - this invasion of progressive ideology and the progressive movement into the National Football League and sports", Whitlock said on Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight".

"I did not organize and set up this protest", Lee said in a tweet.

In Aug. 2016, Kaepernick made headlines when he took a knee during the national anthem before a San Francisco 49ers preseason game. The Baltimore Ravens are considering him as an option for their quarterback. "So pray for us".

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