Florida Senator Marco Rubio became the latest public figure to come to the defense of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Rubio said he didn’t know if there was any collusion by the league owners against Kaepernick after the quarterback protested racial injustices and police brutality in the United States by kneeling during the national anthem, and speaking of “just football, there arent’ 63 better quarterbacks in the world.”
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Rubio did say that he did “not agree with what he did” but did support his right to do it when asked about Kaepernick’s kneeling.
The Republican senator’s stance on Kaepernick and his belief that he should be in the league doesn’t align with the fellow Republican and President of the United States Donald Trump, who was adamant that the NFL ban players from kneeling throughout the 2017 season.