Colin Kaepernick’s unlikely journey from rising NFL star to activist athlete

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Colin Kaepernick has been staging public, anti-police protests longer than you might realize — including practicing last month in socks that depicted pigs in police uniforms.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback prompted both admiration and outrage when he sat in protest during the national anthem prior to his team’s pre-season game last Friday. It’s a spiraling, social media-fueled story that plays to notions of free will, patriotism and societal turmoil.

But it wasn’t the beginning. And it’s hardly the end.

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