When it came to Election Day, Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback who won a new round of national notoriety by refusing to stand and pay respects to the national anthem told reporters Tuesday he wasn’t all that enamored with the national election.
When Eric Branch of he San Francisco Chronicle asked Mr. Kaepernick whether he had voted, he replied “no.” When asked whether he planned to vote, he gave the same one-word reply: “no.”
Mr. Kaepernick’s radical criticism of the U.S. as a fundamentally racist society, which led him to protest “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the first place, is apparently too deep for him to consider a vote for any “lesser of too evils.”
“To me, it was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Mr. Kaepernick said in late September. “Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who is less racist … You have to pick the lesser of the two evils, but in the end, it’s still evil.”