SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month.

Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted team security about the threats and understood that could happen once he began his protest over racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.

He said: “To me, if something like that were going to happen, you’ve proved my point.”

Kaepernick also said he plans to start a website soon showing he is donating the $1 million he has pledged to organizations supporting his cause of racial equality. He will donate $100,000 a month for 10 months once he has vetted organizations to determine which deserve his donations.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

  1. Lelani Castillo says:

    I feel like he is just exercising his rights to protest. He is not doing any harm to anyone. Although this may seem disrespectful to some, he is trying to make a point about the reality in our nation. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a 49er fan, but it crosses the line when you give death threats. Death threats is just taking this way too far than it needs to be. I honestly don’t care whether or not he stands, kneels, or sits down during the national anthem, at least he is paying attention to it and not disrespecting it. It is his way of protesting. He could be going a lot worse, but he chose to protest in a better way than most people would. There are better ways of protesting, but it did raise a greater awareness in this issue.

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