Comments on debate could cost Kaepernick

49ers quarterback watched ‘a little bit’ of Monday’s presidential debate and wasn’t impressed.
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After galvanizing support from athletes and civil rights leaders across the country, Colin Kaepernick is in danger of losing it.

His comments Tuesday about the first presidential debate between HIllary Clinton and Donald Trump were as needlessly divisive as the “pig cop’’ socks he wore last month. In case you missed, here’s part of what the San Francisco 49ers quarterback said about Clinton and Trump:

“Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.”


NAACP president Cornell William Brooks and Rev. Jesse Jackson are among the civil rights leaders to have praised Kaepernick for his protest of racial inequality and police brutality. But they’ll have a harder time supporting the San Francisco 49ers quarterback after the incendiary comments about the presidential candidates, especially those directed at Clinton, who has strong support within the African-American community.

Kaepernick must heed a voice of reason,…

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