Steph Curry Defends Kaepernick While Attending 49ers Home Opener

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Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry shared a message of support to Colin Kaepernick, who launched the controversial national anthem protest.

Although ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed, he has a support system that stands in his corner despite the NFL moving into a new season without him.

One such backer is Golden State Warriors star point guard Steph Curry, who attended the 49ers season opener in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday and shared a message of solidarity from the stadium on his Instagram story.

He posted a photo of the 49ers logo in the center of the field with the caption "#freekaep" written in bold, black lettering across the image.

While this is not the first time Curry has offered words of encouragement or support to Kaepernick, his message on Sunday shows that his position remains the same despite still attending the game and not boycotting the league as others have threatened to do this season.

Additionally, Curry’s post is significant as Levi’s stadium is where much of the controversy around Kaepernick and his movement first started. He spent his entire professional career as a 49er and began kneeling during the national anthem on that very field. 

With one simple image and caption, Curry made it abundantly clear that he stands with Kaepernick and believes he should be on an NFL roster, as do we.

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Reuters, Kelley L Cox

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