Former NFL quarterback and infamous anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick has announced plans for a new publishing company focusing on promoting ‘black and brown authors’ in addition to a new memoir.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Kaepernick also claimed that he still wants to play football in the NFL and is hoping to get a call this offseason, despite the former quarterback ditching an NFL-arranged tryout in November.
The upcoming memoir, which has yet to be named, and publishing company are all part of the former QB’s fight “against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization,” Kaepernick told USA TODAY Sports.
“I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society,” the multimillionaire said. “It controls who’s loved, who’s hated, who’s degraded and who’s celebrated.”
Kaepernick also spoke about his memoir in which he will reportedly address his famous anthem protest, which saw him refuse to stand for the National anthem before NFL games. He commented that:
“I’ve had a lot of questions surrounding what got me to the point of protesting. Why did I do it? Why did I do it at that moment? Why wasn’t it earlier in my career? A lot of questions surrounding what led me to that point,” Kaepernick said. “Which led me to wanting to share that story and give insight. So I think there’s a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out.”
In spite of claiming he desires to return to the NFL, the 32 year-old reportedly skipped a private tryout organized by the NFL in November.