After criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem in late August, 49ers legend Jerry Rice came out in support of Kaepernick on Tuesday.
“I support @Kaepernick7 for bringing awareness for injustice !!!!” Rice tweeted. “As Americans we all have rights! Im (sic) hoping we all come together#solution”
Kaepernick was the first NFL player this season to stage a national anthem protest over racial inequality and police brutality. He initially sat down during the anthem before preseason games, but later decided to take a knee instead after speaking with former Seahawks long snapper and Army veteran Nate Boyer.
The comment from Rice comes after a weekend in which more NFL players chose to kneel for the playing of the anthem prior to games.