CLOSE

Colin Kaepernick supporters rallied outdoors NFL headquarters to talk out on their views of equality.
USA TODAY Sports activities

Jim Brown turned lively within the Civil Rights motion even earlier than his retirement, though the Cleveland Browns legend stated he’d by no means “desecrate” the flag or “The Star-Spangled Banner” as he claims Colin Kaepernick did final season. 

In an interview with ThePostGame, Brown said he understands Kaepernick fighting for a cause but doesn’t approve of his approach.

“I want to be in his corner, and I do think, ‘God bless him,’ ” Brown said. “I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”

Kaepernick, a free agent, sat out the national anthem last year, his final year with the San Francisco 49ers, to draw attention to the treatment of minorities as well as police brutality. While those are issues that Brown has spoken out about for decades, he said Kaepernick should have found another way. 

More NFL: Fox Sports hires Michael Vick as NFL studio analyst

L.A. fight: Fighting for Los Angeles: Chargers, Rams not each other’s biggest rival

“If you have a cause, I think you should organize it, present it in a manner where it’s not only you standing or sitting on one knee, but a lot of people that is gonna get behind each other and do something about it,” said Brown. 

Kaepernick has pledged to donate $1 million and all of his 2016 jersey proceeds to charities. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation announced earlier this week that $800,000 has been paid to several charities so far. 

Autoplay

Show Thumbnails

Show Captions

Last SlideNext Slide