THE PRICE OF PROTEST
The Colin Kaepernick's story
Imagine two of the most emblematic American values colliding: freedom of speech and patriotism.
Football icon Colin Kaepernick epitomized that clash when, in 2016, a simple gesture turned him into the most polarizing athlete of our times. While the crowd stood up for the national anthem at an NFL football game, he took a knee instead. It became the kickoff for a serious political crisis in the US and started a movement (#TakeAKnee) that made him world famous. To some, Colin is a hero; to others, a traitor, but still, many followed his lead.
Colin Kaepernick may have sacrificed his career, but his standing against social injustice will go down in history.