L’appel du pied de Colin Kaepernick

L’appel du pied de Colin Kaepernick

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His last game dates back to January 1, 2017 and a loss against Seattle with San Francisco. Since then, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has terminated his contract with the 49ers but has not found a franchise. The native of Wisconsin has become the emblem of the fight for social inequalities and police violence in the United States, he who had made himself known to non-specialists in American football by remaining seated, then putting his knees on the ground during the American anthem, which had then notably provoked the anger of the one who was a candidate for the presidency of the United States. United, Donald Trump. Kaepernick has become persona non grata in the NFL, but this Saturday, the 34-year-old quarterback made a small media comeback.

Six NFL seasons for Kaepernick

At halftime of a game at the University of Michigan, where NFL scouts were present, he threw a few balls and confided to the local channel WXYZ: “We are always here to make passes. I came here to show that I can still do it. That’s one of the questions my agent keeps asking me, so we want to make sure we can come, show everyone that I can still play, still pitch. said Kaepernick, adding that he would be willing to accept a backup role. Kaepernick was invited to the University of Michigan by coach Jim Harbaugh, who mentored him with the San Francisco 49ers, and who was honorary captain for this spring game. He was joined by producer Spike Lee, who is shooting a documentary about Kaepernick. Drafted in 36th position by San Francisco in 2011, after having hesitated for a long time with baseball, as shown by the Netflix documentary series dedicated to him, the quarterback played six seasons in the NFL, but only played six games. of playoffs. But his career may not be over…

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