Filmmaker Spike Lee has announced that he will hold a rally in support of unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in front of the league offices in New York City. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The acclaimed director is planning the event for Aug. 23 to bring attention to the fact that the former San Francisco 49ers QB reminds unsigned to a team; some have speculated he is being blackballed for his decision to kneel last season during the national anthem in protest over police brutality and racial inequality.”
An interesting move by Lee, considering a pro-Kaepernick rally already took place in front of the NFL offices in May, with, obviously, very little effect. In fact, one could argue that the protests might make teams even more reluctant to sign Kaepernick, given the amount of drama and anger which surrounds him. Also interesting that Lee apparently doesn’t know how to spell Kaepernick’s name. Opting for the errant ‘Kapernick’ spelling in the tweet announcing the event.
Lee might want to get that cleared up before he starts having t-shirts and protest signs made.