Quarterback Colin Kaepernick denied reports that he will stand during the National Anthem if he is given a chance to play football in the NFL again.
CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora first made the statement about Kaepernick standing during the National Anthem while appearing on the TV network Sunday to discuss an off-camera chat he had with the 29-year-old athlete. Several media outlets then published reports based from La Canfora's statement on the live television show in regards to Kaepernick.
However, La Canfora walked back his comments on Twitter. He tweeted, ‘Standing for Anthem wasn't something that I spoke to Colin about Sat. I relayed what had been reported about him standing in the future…’ He also tweeted, 'Reports about @Kaepernick7 standing for anthem had not been refuted. However, I can’t say if they are true or not. Colin and I didn't discuss.’
Yesterday after the story started to spread, Kaepernick tweeted a Winston Churchill quote that said, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston S. Churchill.' (P.S. Lots of people are saying that's not a real Churchill quote!)
He also retweeted several tweets that said he did not confirm he would stand during the National Anthem, if he’s allowed to sign with a team.
Source: Daily Mail, Quote Investigator