It seems as though San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick might have started a movement.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres decided that he also wanted to make a stand.
ESPN reported earlier this week that Tavarres decided to join Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem at Saturday’s game in Indianapolis.
He wanted to make a difference as well it seems.
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But Kaepernick did not get to enjoy his company.
Apparently, Tavarres gave his decision some thought and probably decided it was too early in his career to be making such a risky move. After all, he is a free agent that is looking to make an NFL roster. That isn’t the best time to agitate coaches or start trouble.
His agent released a statement expressing Tavarres’ decision on Monday.
Tavarres apologized for being a distraction.
“I feel passionate about racial issues going on in our country and I thought that sitting during the national anthem would bring more awareness to this issue and encourage more constructive discussion to find solutions, but I feel I only made things worse,” the statement read.
The statement went on to say how Tavarres wanted to make change in the world and stop injustice, but “sitting down during the national anthem just isn’t the best way to do it.”
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He also said that he would find a better way to make changes in the world, but for now he would focus on football.
Sounds like Tavarres got hit with a heck of a large dose of reality and stopped before things got too bad for him.
Perhaps Kaepernick could learn something from this.