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A motion towards the NFL in help of Colin Kaepernick is choosing up steam in a rush.

Lower than two weeks after launching, a petition calling for followers to boycott the league if the free-agent quarterback stays unsigned surpassed the one hundred thirty five,000 mark Thursday.

The preliminary petition, launched in late July, detailed plans for it to be delivered to Roger Goodell and every of the NFL’s 32 staff house owners upon reaching one hundred,000 signatures.

A response that allowed for that complete to be simply topped inside simply 12 days has now resulted in an amended objective of 1 million. Along with contacting the highest league executives, the group behind the petition now intends to mail the CEOs of quite a few outstanding NFL sponsors upon reaching that milestone.

Colin Kaepernick is the primary athlete in our era to actually danger his multi-million-greenback athletic profession, in an effort to get up for the injustices of individuals of shade & police brutality. The NFL House owners have appeared to show a blind eye to the state of affairs. Let’s not depart Kaepernick hanging.

Kaepernick, who’s just a few seasons faraway from being one of many league’s brightest younger stars, has been introduced in for only one workforce go to since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March.

Many within the soccer world, together with numerous gamers who’ve spoken out to supply their help, consider organizations are blackballing him in response to the pregame nationwide anthem protests he led final season.

– With h/t to CBS Sports activities