Chip Kelly and a reporter had a somewhat-intense back-and-forth about Colin Kaepernick today.
Chip Kelly, San Francisco's head coach, was asked about the 49ers quarterback's activism by Press Democrat columnist Lowell Cohn, who seemed to dislike how Kaepernick "takes over the room" with his protests.
Here's the back-and-forth.
Kelly had earlier supported Kaepernick's decision to protest when asked about it.
Well, I think it’s an issue. You look at what’s gone on in Tulsa and Charlotte in the last two nights; it’s an issue that’s at the forefront of our country in that it needs to be addressed, it needs to be taken care of because what’s going on is not right. I think, again, he’s shedding light on a situation that is heinous and shouldn’t happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country and they’re being violated and that’s what I think Colin is standing up for.
Good for Chip.