Tuesday August 30th, 2016

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has asked 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for an apology, reports Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

The SFPOA asked Kaepernick to apologize in a letter to 49ers owner Jed York and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Kaepernick spoke out against police violence last week after addressing why he chose not to stand for the national anthem in the 49ers’ third preseason game. 

“There's a lot of things that need to change,” Kaepernick said Sunday. “One specifically? Police brutality. There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. People are being given paid leave for killing people. That's not right. That's not right by anyone's standards.”

The SFPOA strongly refuted Kaepernick’s comments.

Kaepernick outrage ignores anthem’s complex history

“In short, Mr. Kaepernick has embarrassed himself, the 49ers organization, and the NFL based on a false narrative and misinformation that lacks any factual basis,” the letter reads.

SFPOA president Martin Halloran wrote that Kaepernick needs “to do the right thing” and apologize. 

Kaepernick has said he will continue to sit during the anthem until there is significant change. 


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