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Writers, sportspeople and civil rights activists took to the internet in droves to support Colin Kaepernick over the Super Bowl weekend.
Director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, was among some celebrities to announce that she will be boycotting Super Bowl 53 over NFL’s “racist" treatment of Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent.
In a tweet about her decision, she wrote:
I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL’s racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players.
To watch the game is to compromise my beliefs. It’s not worth it. #ImWithKap
She wasn't the only one to stand with Kaepernick, who in 2016 was at the centre of controversy after he "took a knee" during the singing of the National Anthem to protest racism in America.
People used the hashtag #Imwithkap to show their support.