In regards to Kaepernick’s protest, Common applauded the athlete for his courage, and even compared the 49ers quarterback to the late Muhammad Ali.
“I truly relate to what Colin Kaepernick is doing,” Common said. “He’s standing up for justice. He sees things going wrong in our country. I think we all see it. For people to ignore it is like we’re not doing our duty as Americans, as children of God. I think the courage that Colin Kaepernick is showing is phenomenal…I haven’t seen an athlete take that type of stand since Muhammad Ali.”
Given that Common, who recently dropped his “Black America Again” record, skipped out on watching the Democratic and Republican debates, Monday (September 26) night’s meeting between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was his first time hearing Trump debate issues facing the U.S.