Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Jim Harbaugh says he respects Kaepernick’s right, but not his action

Aug 29, 2016 at 12:03 PM--


Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, who has been a big supporter of Colin Kaepernick in the past – even following his departure from the team – changed his tone a bit while discussing the most recent controversy.

As most know, Kaepernick has been protesting the National Anthem this season by not standing with his teammates during the pre-game tradition. The reaction from teammates and fans has been mixed. Although, he was able to at explain his motivation to his teammates and then again to the media on Sunday. Many support his right to not take part in the National Anthem, but also disagree with the lack of respect that it displays.

What did Kaepernick's former coach have to say about the quarterback's decision? "I acknowledge his right to do that. But I don't respect the motivation or the action," said Harbaugh via Mark Snyder, who covers University of Michigan football for the Detroit Free Press.


Harbaugh, now the head coach at the University of Michigan, remains a popular figure to many 49ers fans. He has not shied away from offering his opinion on 49ers matters following the messy divorce from the team after the 2014 season. Although, he is often cryptic with his comments.

Update:

Harbaugh took to Twitter to clarify his previous statement a bit. "To clarify, I support Colin's motivation. It's his method of action that I take exception to," said the former 49ers head coach.



Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers' George Kittle has sprained MCL and bone bruise but could return for Week 3

By Kirk Larrabee
Sep 20, 2020

The 49ers will be without injured tight end George Kittle against the New York Jets this afternoon but are hopeful he'll be ready to play in time for next week's game against the New York Giants, according to reports from Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Both reporters weighed in on Kittle's status earlier this morning while also shedding some light on the nature of his injury, which occurred during the 49ers' Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Schefter wrote earlier this morning that Kittle has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee "that would sideline most players for a few weeks" but is showing

Read the Full Article


George Kittle returns to practice but is limited, Tevin Coleman an IR candidate, other injury updates

By David Bonilla
Sep 23, 2020

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters before Wednesday's practice and provided some good news regarding George Kittle. The All-Pro tight end will return to practice after sustaining an MCL sprain during Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and missing this past weekend's matchup against the New York Jets. He is, however, expected to be limited. Kittle's status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants will be dependent on how he looks during practices this week. Shanahan also noted that running back Tevin Coleman's knee sprain is more severe than Raheem Mostert's knee injury. While Mostert may miss this weekend's game, he is not expected to miss an extended period. Shanahan says Coleman could miss four weeks, though, and that the

Read the Full Article


49ers rookie Javon Kinlaw has 'unlimited upside,' says Baldy

By David Bonilla
Sep 17, 2020

San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw didn't walk away from his NFL debut with gaudy statistics. He was credited with just one tackle during Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Still, Pro Football Focus graded the young defender as the fourth-best 49ers player from Week 1 and felt he had the third-best debut by an NFL rookie. NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger was impressed by Kinlaw's performance against the Cardinals and shared a little film breaking down why he feels that way. He called the young defender an "incredible prospect with

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone