Seahawks Coach Carroll Admires Kaepernick’s Stance on Racial Oppression
During his June 2 "Flying Coach" podcast he co-hosts with Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, Seattle Seahawks own coach Pete Carroll discussed the state of our nation, how we got here as a country, our absence of leadership, and how we can take action to grow and bring about change following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
The two were joined by oft outspoken San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich as well and it also served as a COVID-19 relief fundraiser.
During the one-hour and five-minute broadcast, Carroll mentioned how he felt that the general public owes former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick a "tremendous amount" for his stance on police brutality and racial oppression when he famously/infamously took a knee during the national anthem before games a few years ago. He also stated that he felt the original message the kneeling was about ultimately got twisted.
Since Kaepernick's last active season in the National Football League in 2017, Carroll has always advocated somewhat for Kaepernick having invited the much-maligned player for tryouts with the Seahawks in 2017 and again in 2018. In fact, the Seattle Seahawks organization as a whole was the only team to seemingly seriously consider giving the former Super Bowl starting QB a legitimate chance to play again in the NFL. Many believe that Kaepernick was "blacklisted" from the league for being perceived as too much of a public relations headache and a sideshow.
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