Dolphins WR Kenny Stills: I’m with Colin Kaepernick
Stills said going into the season he would no longer kneel during the anthem, but he’s surely been thinking about that this weekend. Few Dolphins players are as likely to take a political stance today as he is.
Stills hasn’t given any public response to Trump, but here’s one indication of what he’s thinking this morning: He tweeted out a photo of himself wearing a shirt that reads #IMWITHKAP with the caption “In case you didn’t know!”
That’s a reference to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is credited with starting the anthem protest movement last summer. Kaepernick remains out of a job, seemingly in part because of his activism.
Stills and safety Michael Thomas, as well as former Dolphins Arian Foster and Jelani Jenkins, kneeled during the anthem at last year’s opener in Seattle.
Stills and Thomas continued demonstrating the remainder of the season, saying they were taking a stand against racial inequality. Neither intended to continue kneeling this season, saying they’d made their point last year and it was time to take different action. All Dolphins players stood for the national anthem at last week’s game against the Chargers.