Super Bowl 2019: Ava DuVernay Boycotting Game

Super Bowl 2019: Ava DuVernay Boycotting Game

And in case her stance on the matter wasn't clear, she then posted a portrait of Kaepernick kneeling with the caption "For those of you who thought I was watchin super bowl. we beefin".

Some potential halftime performers turned down the chance over Kaepernick's treatment. A group of artists started painting murals of Kaepernick on Super Bowl Sunday as a result.

Since Kaepernick launched the protests, the National Football League has worked toward a settlement.

Here are just a few of the other outspoken celebrities and activists who are throwing their support behind Kaepernick and speaking out against the National Football League on the sport's biggest day of the year.

"The NBA br" and Kevin Durant both offered their support for Colin Kaepernick by wearing his limited edition #ImWithKap jerseys. The consolation prize, of course, is the fact that everyone got to enjoy a ton of top-notch commercials during Super Bowl 53, regardless of which team they were rooting for.

Football fans are betting legally on the Super Bowl from states other than Nevada for the first time this year.

"I just happened to be driving by when they were doing it and it took a minute for me to mentally recognize that it was happening", Williams said.

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Despite the developments, Kaepernick's supporters proudly announced boycotts, promoted his charity and continued to condemn the NFL.

McCain noted that the NFL's efforts to include civil rights icons Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Dr. Bernice King fell flat because "it did feel like the elephant in the room was ignored". To watch the game is to compromise my beliefs. "It's not worth it".

Kaepernick posted a photo of Rihanna's Instagram with a message to the singer.

The same week, reports emerged about RiRi backing out of performing at Super Bowl LIII in support of Kaepernick.

"Nick Cannon tweeted: "#ImWithKap #7Challenge!

"Because some things are more important than a game", Lu tweeted. No more! Not watching anymore.