The Sportsman Trump Despises Gives Beautiful Suits To Men Who Really Need Them


Colin Kaepernick, take a bow.

Kaepernick is the NFL quarterback famous for taking a knee (as
in kneeling) during the American national anthem before
football games, in protest against police racism.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a
country that oppresses black people and people of color,”
Kaepernick explained in September last
year
. As you can imagine, he’s not Donald Trump’s favourite person.

Kaepernick is now off contract, and has been busy with
charitable work. He donated $50,000 of his own money to
Meals on Wheels America in protest at president
Trump’s projected cuts to that organisation, and he even
helped crowdfund a plane with food and
water
to famine-stricken Somalia.

His latest charitable effort? Suits for people who have been
released from prison and are looking for work.

Kaepernick is technically out of work himself right now, and
may not play NFL again. The HuffPost ran a really interesting piece recently arguing
that the backlash against his activism means he may struggle to
find a team owner who’d hire him.

But the 29-year-old quarterback has been using his time
productively. In the image above, he is outside the New York
State Parole Office with Kevin Element Livingston from 100
Suits — an organisation that helps former prisoners, homeless
people, ex-gang members and survivors of domestic violence.

“By being able to wear appropriate suits to their interviews,
these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful
employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into
mainstream society and live more productive lives,” says
the blurb on the 100 Suits site.

Kaepernick fully funds an organisation for youth called
Know Your Rights Camp, which raises awareness on
higher education, self empowerment, and how to interact with
law enforcement in various scenarios.

The organisation released this video of Kaepernick unloading
the suits. WARNING: there’s some offensive language near the
end.

America is lucky they’ve got this guy. And just in case you
think the whole football world is against him, you should know
that the 49ers gave him their award for “inspirational and courageous
play”
last year.

ALSO ON HUFFPOST AUSTRALIA





Like it? Share with your friends!

37.6k SHARES
37.6k SHARES

Your reaction

NICE
SAD
FUNNY
OMG
WTF
WOW

React with gif

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Sportsman Trump Despises Gives Beautiful Suits To Men Who Really Need Them

Note: Your password will be generated automatically and sent to your email address.

Forgot Your Password?

Enter your email address and we'll send you a link you can use to pick a new password.

log in

Become a part of our community!
Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Join My Viral Wall Community

Back to
log in

Choose post type

News Image List Poll Quiz Video Audio
Choose A Format
Poll
Story
List
Meme
Video
Image