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The acclaimed director is planning the event for Aug. 23 to bring attention to the fact that the former San Francisco 49ers QB reminds unsigned to a team; some have speculated he is being blackballed for his decision to kneel last season during the national anthem in protest over police brutality and racial inequality.
“United we stand,” Lee tweeted.
There have been multiple reports from NFL insiders that teams have toyed with the thought of signing the 29-year-old Kaepernick — the Seattle Seahawks even had him in for a visit — but thus far, nothing has materialized.
Most recently, the Miami Dolphins were in need of a QB after their starter, Ryan Tannehill, was injured during training camp. The team opted to sign Jay Cutler out of retirement. Fans of Kaepernick took that decision as another slap in the face.
The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the upcoming rally.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017
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