A civil rights group plans to protest musician — and possible Michigan Senate candidate — Kid Rock’s upcoming Detroit concerts, claiming that views held by the rocker on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, coupled with his support of President Donald Trump, are “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
The National Action Network’s Detroit chapter on Thursday called for the cancellation of Kid Rock’s — who’s real name is Robert Ritchie — series of concerts as the opening act for the new Little Caesars sports arena in Detroit.
The National Action Network — a civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton — has taken issue with Kid Rock’s support of Trump, the appearance of Confederate flagsduring some of his concerts, and attacks against national anthem protests.
The Des Moines Register reported that during a concert last month in Iowa, Kid Rock told fans that “football’s about ready to start,” and added, “You know what? F*** Colin Kaepernick.”