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Colin Kaepernick Says He Has Received Death Threats After National Anthem Protest

Colin Kaepernick told reporters on Tuesday that he has received death threats in the weeks since his national anthem protest.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke to reporters Tuesday and addressed his protest and the death threats he has received. According to USA Today, Kaepernick gave the following response when asked about the death threats:

"If something like that were to happen, you've proved my point. It'll be loud and clear why it happened."

Kaepernick also said that he will donate $100,000 per month for the next 10 months and will set up a website so the public can track how the money is being spent. Kaepernick is said to be vetting organizations to make sure the funds will be spent properly.

Kaepernick also commented on the shooting of Terence Crutcher via Nick Wagoner of ESPN:

"I think it will be very, very telling what happens with the officer that killed him, what happens with him because everybody's eyes will be on him. For me, I think one of the things that I've noticed throughout this is there's a lot of racism in this country disguised as patriotism. People want to take everything back to the flag but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about racial discrimination, inequalities and injustices that are happening across the nation."

Kaepernick said he will continue to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.