Super Bowl has come and gone, marking the lowest viewership of the NFL’s big game since 2008. And it comes as no surprise to many, since the NFL is still dealing with the controversy of allegedly colluding to keep Colin Kaepernick off the field due to his silent protest.
Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began kneeling to protest police brutality. He’s since not been signed by any NFL team — a fact he’s suing for.
Former NFL player Michael Strahan said in a new video that he was “surprised” Kaepernick “took such a strong stand” when he chose to kneel during the national anthem as a sign of protest.
“We’re so used to athletes making this much money and having this image…and he didn’t care about those things,” he added.
The Strahan and Sara co-host along with Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson sounded off about Kaepernick in a new video series produced by Shondaland and theSkimm to celebrate Black History Month.
In the video Wilson added, “I hope the young people that were watching can understand the volume of a silent protest.”