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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been the making headlines, since he refused to stand for the National Anthem during a preseason game because of the wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the U.S.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media after the game.  

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Now, many people have commented on this subject either showing support or disdain. Now it seems his former head coach and current Michigan Wolverine football head coach Jim Harbaugh has commented.

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During his press conference, Harbaugh said he acknowledges Kaepernick’s right, but doesn’t respect what he did.

“I acknowledge his right to do that, but I don’t respect the motivation or the action,” Harbaugh said.

He later tweeted with an apology saying he misspoke.

“I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments. To clarify, I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to,” he tweeted.

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