SANTA CLARA, Calif. (The Sports Xchange) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured on the latest cover of Time magazine after generating headlines and controversy with his actions during the national anthem.
On Thursday, Time tweeted its cover for its upcoming edition. It shows Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, as he has done in the past two regular-season games in protest of racial inequality in the United States.
The headline on the cover reads, “The Perilous Fight,” and the subhead reads, “National anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick are fueling a debate about privilege, pride and patriotism.”
That Oct. 3 issue of Time is scheduled to include stories about Kaepernick and other NFL players who have joined the protest.
Kaepernick said earlier this week that he has received death threats for his stance. He also said he plans to donate $100,000 per week for 10 weeks to help communities in need.
“There’s a lot of racism disguised as patriotism in this country and people don’t like to address that and they don’t like to address what the root of this protest is and the root of players across the country. Not only in the NFL, but you have soccer, you have NBA players talking about it, high school players talking about it, college players,” Kaepernick said.
Meanwhile, a survey by the Seton Hall Sports Poll indicates that Americans disapprove of Kaepernick’s actions by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio, although a number of responders had no opinion on the subject.
A total of 47 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Kaepernick’s actions, 27 percent approved and 22 percent had no opinion.
Responders said by a 4-to-1 margin that Kaepernick had the right to protest.
The poll was conducted this week with a group of 875 adults.