Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry showed his support for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers game.
The two-time MVP wrote #FreeKaep on an Instagram post as he watched his hometown team, the Carolina Panthers, cruise to a 23-3 win at Levi’s Stadium.
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Before the game, Curry spoke to the Charlotte Observer telling the newspaper why he thinks Kaepernick should be on a roster.
“He definitely should be in the NFL,” Curry told the Observer. “If you’ve been around the NFL, the top 64 quarterbacks, and he’s not one of them? Then I don’t know what game I’m watching.”
“Obviously his stance and his peaceful protest when he was playing here kind of shook up the world and I think for the better. But hopefully he gets back in the league – because he deserves to be here and he deserves an opportunity to play. He’s in his prime and can make a team better.”
Curry told the Observer that he hoped “all that [Kaepernick has] gone through in the past year actually leads to some awakening.”
Kaepernick, 29, played six seasons for the 49ers before opting out of his contract. He has yet to sign with a new team.