- NFL players will take part in the”My Cause, My Cleats” campaign this week, wearing cleats that support their favourite causes and charities.
- The Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has chosen Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp as the cause he is supporting this year.
- Kaepernick filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of collusion back in October, and tensions are still high regarding the ongoing protests throughout the league.
The “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign is back for Week 13 of the NFL season, and players across the league are excited to break out their special kicks.
For the past two years, the campaign has allowed for players to show support for causes and foundations they support, raising money and awareness for issues important to them.
Some players use the week to raise money for their own foundations, continuing the good works they already do throughout the season. Others choose a larger charity to support or to draw attention to a disease or cause.
One player’s cleats may stick out from the bunch, as Titans receiver Rishard Matthews will take the field in cleats that raise awareness for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp in a show of solidarity with the former quarterback.
Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp is a youth campaign funded by Kap that aims to “Raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.”
You can take a look at the cleats below.
“I don’t have a foundation,” Matthews wrote in the photo’s caption, “So I have chosen to support my brother @kaepernick7 foundation @yourrightscamp for #MyCauseMyCleats He has paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring true everyday issues to light. Please follow the page & go to the website to learn more. We Should ALL Know Our Rights & Be Able to Express Them Freely. Thanks again @solesbysir you continue to impress ✊????✊????✊????”
Kaepernick has found himself unemployed this season after being the catalyst for the movement of players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and systemic violence. In October, Kap filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of collusion, and with the number of subpar quarterbacks that have gotten a chance to play this season, many think he may have a better case than initially suspected.
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