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Ava DuVernay shares emotional words of support for Colin Kaepernick

Ava DuVernay shares emotional words of support for Colin Kaepernick

I don't give a crap if you have a Hall of Fame bust, if you've been a Pro Bowler or win 20 Super Bowls. He continued to kneel for the anthem before every game and, after opting out of his contract at the end of the 2016 season, was unable to find another team to sign him, essentially leaving him jobless. "It's really hard for him", said the rapper.

DuVernay's statement came in advance of the Super Bowl as Kaepernick continues to be embroiled in a legal battle with the NFL. He hasn't played since 2017 and is now suing the National Football League, accusing team owners of colluding against him. The protests and the NFL's decision to seemingly blackball Kaepernick became one of the most divisive topics of the a year ago.

"Someone should've done a panel ... of people who agree and disagree and have Colin Kaepernick there to explain his perspective and maybe try to have a conversation", McCain said. "And it's like, well, if the National Football League could benefit off from us, then I'm going to benefit off y'all".

Back in October, a source told ET that both Rihanna and Pink turned down the opportunity to headline the Super Bowl halftime show this year. "But there's a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him", she said on Friday.

"How can we watch the Super Bowl on the flight?" she captioned the clip, followed by a sarcastic, "Me", in reference to her unamused expression.

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Rihanna was hardly the only celebrity letting others know that she was shunning the Super Bowl in support of Kaepernick.

The Selma filmmaker, 42, voiced her support for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback - who started the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial injustices - on Twitter on Sunday and said she won't be tuning in to watch Super Bowl LIII.

She also posted a second video calling one passenger a "weirdo" as he tried to figure out how to watch the game. "It's not worth it".

Travis Scott is warming fans up for this weekend's big game. During a Hot Topics discussion, The View's panelists agreed that Maroon 5's performance, as well as the Super Bowl as a whole, was underwhelming, and they criticized the broadcast for ignoring "the elephant in the room", as in, the political questions surrounding the game. "Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country".