Aaron Rodgers says Colin Kaepernick should be in the NFL

In the story, written by Mina Kimes, Rodgers said he believes in and supports the anthem protests that Kaepernick started a year ago in response to racial injustice and police brutality.

When asked if he was referring to claims from fans and pundits that his relationship with Munn may have been hurting his performance, Rodgers nodded and said simply, "They're such misogynists, right?"

When asked how he felt about Kaepernick's reason for protesting, Rodgers said it was hard to place himself in Kaepernick's shoes.

The interview was conducted in July.

While Kaepernick is not now on an NFL roster he remains at the forefront of the upcoming NFL season as players across the league take part in the anthem protest he started last season. "I think because of his protests, he's not". 'They have a battle for racial equality. But Rodgers clearly gets why Kaepernick isn't playing - because football is more a bidness than a sport, and has been since owners started paying seven, then eight, then nine, then ten figures to buy a team.

Rodgers, 33, added that he had no intention of doing the protest, which he called "peaceful and respectful". What it is to be pulled over, or profiled, or any number of issues that have happened, that Colin was referencing - or any of my teammates have talked to me about.

Colin Kaerpernick became a controversial figure after he started kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. "I've always just felt like there should be a time when you don't have to be on".

"But I know it's a real thing my black teammates have to deal with".

Kaepernick's protest began last August after several killings of unarmed African-American men, women and children. "So I wanted to take the opportunity with my teammates during the anthem to pray for our country and also to draw attention to the fact that we have work to do".

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