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Colin Kaepernick I've Gotten Death Threats For Protesting Anthem

9/21/2016 6:16 AM PDT

Colin Kaepernick Says He's Gotten Death Threats For Protesting Anthem

Colin Kaepernick says people have threatened to kill him for refusing to stand for the national anthem.

Kaepernick -- speaking to reporters on Tuesday at the 49ers facility -- revealed he has received numerous death threats over "a couple different avenues."

"If something like that were to happen, you've proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now."

Kaep went on to say that the threats weren't totally unexpected ... "I don't want that to happen, but that's the realization of what could happen, and I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. That's not something I haven't thought about."

Kaepernick says he did not report the threats to team officials ... or local police.

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