On the Sept. 11 edition of ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” commentator Charles Woodson voices his support for Colin Kaepernick.
The former NFL safety starts the clip comparing the 9/11 attacks to police brutality in the United States.
“How could someone wrap their minds around killing innocent people for … how you think or how you live your life, ” Woodson begins. “Then, I correlate that with Colin Kaepernick … How is it that Black people can be treated a certain way for how they look — the color of their skin. I understand Kaepernick’s point.”
Furthermore, Woodson adds that Francis Scott Key was a slave owner and did not write the national anthem for Black people.
“The author of the national anthem had slaves … Now, I’m thinking about the national anthem. I hear the line ‘the home of free,’ he wasn’t talking about me.”