FORMER 49ERS quarterback Colin Kaepernick was recently spotted handing out free suits outside of a parole office in New York in a bid to help the unemployed find work.
Colin was partnering with 100 Suits, an organisation that aims to reduce recidivism rates by working with “formerly incarcerated individuals, homeless individuals, gang members and survivors of domestic violence,” and offering “free business attire to men and women who are in the job search process.”
According to 100 Suits, “By being able to wear appropriate suits to their interviews, these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into mainstream society and live more productive lives.”
The organisation said that Kaepernick dropped off two large boxes of custom-made suits at a parole office in the borough of Queens. The quarterback’s youth-focused initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, noted, “While he waits to see if he’ll get signed, Kaepernick is keeping up with his commitment to help empower communities in need.”
Colin hit worldwide headlines when he refused to stand during the National Anthem before an August 26 pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers.
The act sparked outrage among many fans and applause from others.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Colin told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”