The ‘woke tailgate’: The brave of Buffalo kneel in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

Moorbey'z Blog

by Dave Zirin

Sunday, Oct. 16, was the 48th anniversary of that indelible moment in 1968 when John Carlos and Tommie Smith put their heads down and fists up on the Olympic medal stand as the anthem played, their friend the Australian silver-medalist Peter Norman standing in solidarity with their protest. Forty-eight years later to the day, in Buffalo, New York, Colin Kaepernick made his first start of the 2016 season as his 49ers took on the Bills.

Colin Kaepernick arrived at the Bills game in Buffalo, where he was starting quarterback for the 49ers, wearing a Muhammad Ali T-shirt.

Colin Kaepernick arrived at the Bills game in Buffalo, where he was starting quarterback for the 49ers, wearing a Muhammad Ali T-shirt.

He arrived at the game with his Afro picked out, wearing a Muhammad Ali T-shirt. Outside the stadium, in one of the most notorious tailgating spaces in the NFL, people were selling T-shirts showing Kaepernick with a rifle scope trained on his body and the phrase, “WANTED: Notorious…

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