San Francisco 49ers fly Black Lives Matter flag next to American flag at Levi's Stadium

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 23rd, 2020 3:09 pm
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The San Francisco 49ers — the former team of civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick — is now flying a Black Lives Matter flag next to the state and American flag at Levi's Stadium.

The club shared an image on Instagram of the three flags waving in the air with the caption "indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

Both players and executives from the team have voiced support in the fight against racial injustice.

During the 49ers' fourth annual State of the Franchise address on Monday, team CEO Jed York said the organization is "working with communities to make a difference" and allowing its employees and players to "let their voices be heard."

Earlier this month, wide receiver Kendrick Bourne spoke during a Black Lives Matter rally in the Bay Area.

"I might be the one that makes other players put their selves out there," he said. "I love the Bay, so all the protests that are going on everywhere, keep it up, stay strong. Black pride, man, you know what it is."

The 49ers organization also donated $1 million to local and national groups committed to social and racial change.


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