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“Run For Office”: Fans Go Head Over Heels on Colin Kaepernick’s New Project Announcement

Published 03/08/2023, 10:48 AM EST

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Although Colin Kaepernick was a polarizing figure, a few years ago, his fight against racial injustice has gained traction over the years. The former 49ers QB was one of the first in the NFL world to spearhead the movement. While his act of kneeling during the national anthem was heavily contested, in the wake of global upheaval regarding the movement, Kaepernick has amassed support across platforms.

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In light of the ‘Black Lives Matter Movement’ that took the world by storm, issues like police brutality have come to the forefront. Kaepernick, who is now wholly involved in the movement as an activist, has been dabbling with projects that showcase his stance. However, his recent project makes him an enemy of one of the most powerful men in the United States. Here’s a look at the former QB’s recent update.

Colin Kaepernick remains undeterred in his stance


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Colin Kaepernick is no newcomer to making a statement. Most recently, the former QB executive produced a documentary for Hulu that centers around themes that he has been passionately fighting against. Set in Bakersfield, California, the documentary ‘Killing County’ targets police violence and corruption.

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The documentary, which debuted on February 3, focuses on the shooting of Jorge Ramirez Jr. But something that drew attention was the fact that this production was about an incident that occurred in House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s district.


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To step it up a notch, Kaepernick directly called out McCarthy in a tweet while talking about the Hulu project. Here’s how fans reacted to the news.

Kaepernick finds encouragement among fans

Reacting to the news of Kaepernick’s documentary, fans across the board made their thoughts known. Some fans excitedly said.

Another fan demanded.

Some users impatiently exclaimed.


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While a large section of the NFL world may have an issue with Kaepernick’s cause, the work he’s been doing has gained more traction with every passing year. However, the increased attention has also caused fans to question some of the former QB’s collaborations. Regardless, there’s no doubt that Kaepernick will continue on this path and bring more visibility to the issues he stands for.

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Anika Gomez


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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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Hitesh Nigam