Back in 2016 Colin Kaepernick appeared at the podium for his post-game press conference wearing a T-shirt that depicted activist Malcolm X, who was assassinated in 1965.

Kaepernick was asked about his shirt selection afterwards. 

“I’ve worn many Malcolm X shirts,” Kaepernick said. “He was a great man and he lived the life that he talked about. He was someone that truly walked the walk and was a great leader for the African community, and someone I admire.”

Today, the former 49ers Quarterback paid tribute to the man known as Malcolm X. 

Colin Kaepernick’s steadfast commitment to social justice is admirable, but I  don’t think he’ll be anywhere close to the difference maker Malcolm X was. 

Although in his head he may feel like he already is.  

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