Colin Kaepernick Celebrated for Activism On Birthday

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Colin Kaepernick has previously been in talks with the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Happy birthday Colin Kaepernick! Although fans probably wish the free agent quarterback could be celebrating in happier circumstances. Kaepernick recently lost another opportunity to return to the NFL after the Houston Texans lost its star quarterback Deshaun Watson for the season. The rookie QB tore his ACL during practice on Thursday, Nov. 2. The Texans opted to sign Matt McGloin as his replacement.

A Houston Chronicle reporter was one of the journalists who tweeted the news about the former Penn State Nittany Lions starting quarterback from an NFL source.

Another sports reporter noted the Texans didn’t ask about Kaepernick at all.

As a result, a debate emerged over whether or not the team, owned by Bob McNair — whose comments about inmates running the prison stirred controversy last month —  should have signed Kaepernick.


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Some voiced disappointment about the star losing out on joining the team.

Still, many didn’t think the former 49er had a chance.

One just straight up said fans weren’t upset about the matter.

And a couple poked fun at McNair’s choice not to sign the activist.

And on this 30th birthday, one person acknowledged that getting signed is one present Kaepernick won’t receive.

However, his supporters and some celebs still celebrated his life and activism.

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