Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, the parents of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ended their silence about their son’s decision to kneel during the national anthem.
In a story written by Martenzie Johnson and titled “Colin Kaepernick’s parents break silence: We absolutely do support him” – on the website, theundefeated.com – the parents wrote in a statement: “Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs. As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”
Reached by the reporter Friday night, Teresa explained why it was important for the parents, who live in Modesto, to get that message out. She also discussed her frustrations in U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who took a swipe at her son during a ceremony Wednesday marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack.
Click here to read the story in theundefeated.com.