Ah! You obviously know nothing about sports. Or you know too much about sports and not enough about politics. Either way, read on!
Colin Kaepernick is an NFL quarterback and activist who developed one of 2016-2017's most potent symbols of resistance. During an NFL preseason game in the summer of 2016, Kaepernick famously took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and systematic racism.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."- Colin Kaepernick
Some quick facts about the man behind the symbol:
As the #takeaknee movement grew, more players started doing it and it got the attention of The Orange Fuhrer, who of course took to Twitter to show off his lack of knowledge about the movement.
The White House/NFL Player feud eventually escalated to the point where VP Mike Pence did a choreographed walk-out during a Colts v 49ers game as players knelt during the anthem. His sensitive eyes couldn't handle the sight! (Also his car was waiting, since he never actually intended to stay.)
Kaepernick is still a free agent today. Many believe that teams are staying away from him because they are afraid of the backlash he might bring to their franchise. 42 other quarterbacks have been signed since he became a free agent.
That said, he's still using his fame for good.