San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has found himself at the center of controversy since his silent protest of the national anthem began making headlines during the summer. Since then, he’s become a go-to athlete on social justice.
Kaepernick told reporters that he doesn’t plan to vote.
When asked Tuesday whether he’d already voted, Kaepernick said, “No.” Kaepernick was asked by reporters if he planned to vote later in the day. His answer was the same.
Kaepernick has been vocal about his dislike of both presidential candidates, saying “both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist,” after the first presidential debate.
“And at this point […] you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil,” he added.
Kaepernick has been taking a knee during the national anthem to silently protest racial inequality and police brutality. He’s taken his message off the field with the Know Your Rights Camp, which teaches young black and Latino children about personal finance, health, and navigating racism.
(H/T: Sports Illustrated)