NEW YORK (AP) — Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn’t happy with the San Francisco 49ers’ decision to give Colin Kaepernick an award for “inspirational and courageous” player.
Kaepernick sparked a national debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games as a way of protesting racial injustice and police brutality.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week. The prize is described as the team’s most prestigious honor; its recipient is decided by players.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
Theismann noted the team’s 2-14 record during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday and questioned what Kaepernick has inspired. He said, “Everybody has the right to express their opinion, but not in the workplace.”
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