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Rihanna turned down NFL offer to support Colin Kaepernick

The American Singer, Rihanna has showed her support to American football quarterback,

Colin Kaepernick  30, who was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem,  Other players followed suit and refused to stand during The Star-Spangled Banner and said the protests were a reaction to police brutality against African Americans and racial inequality.

“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta. They offered it to her, but a source close to the singer reportedly told US Weekly magazine that Rihanna “does not agree with the NFL’s stance”, because of the kneeling controversy.

Kaepernick has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.

He has filed a grievance against NFL team owners he claims conspired not to hire him because of his protests. and  he is now the face of a new Nike advertising campaign. ”Just do it”

 

 

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