Jan 4, 2020 - Sports

After Iran strike, Kaepernick blasts "American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people"

In this image, Colin Kaepernick tosses a football on a football field

Colin Kaepernick at his NFL workout on Nov. 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

NFL quarterback and political activist Colin Kaepernick denounced "America militarism" on Saturday, following a U.S. strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Between the lines: It's unclear if Kaepernick is directly denouncing the attack on Soleimani — since he does not explicitly reference him — or if he's using the Iranian commander's death as an opportunity to broadly criticize U.S. military involvement in the Middle East.

What he's saying:

"America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.

There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism."

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