Serena Williams: ‘Every Human’ Should Be ‘Completely Grateful’ for Colin Kaepernick

Serena Williams: ‘Every Human’ Should Be ‘Completely Grateful’ for Colin Kaepernick

'I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say, ' Serena said.

Kaepernick has become the face of the new civil rights movement ever since he began protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to the oppression of people of color in the U.S.

Kaepernick last appeared in a game in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers, the same team he led to a Super Bowl appearance in 2013.

Serena Williams said every athlete "should be completely grateful and honoured" for the protests started by former National Football League players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

"They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable", Williams added.

Australian model Sinead McNamara found dead on billionaire's yacht in Greece
Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to the model, with one writing: "Life is so precious gone was too soon. Loved ones posted to Ms McNamara's Facebook and Instagram accounts sharing fond memories with the young Instagram model.

Is Steven Gerrard smart enough to outfox his old boss?
Before Sunday's game at Celtic Park, Rangers had played 12 games in all competitions, amassing 28 yellow cards and four red cards. Yet, despite being dominated in the middle of the park, Rangers' defence once again stood up and passed the Parkhead test .

Federer's round-the-net victor leaves Kyrgios speechless
Open. "Obviously I'm trying to make my f***ing first serve". "I'm not looking around who was winning or who was losing", she said. But sometimes being unconventional can work against you the way it did for Nick Kyrgios on Saturday afternoon at the U.S.

Interestingly, Williams' poignant comments came just a week after Tiger Woods steered clear of being drawn into any sort of conversation about race when he was asked by a reporter at the Northern Trust about how he felt about President Trump's treatment of minorities.

It was Williams, who had 18 aces on the day, who stayed in the spotlight, however, overcoming a seemingly fearless effort from Kanepi to serve her way to victory, a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 final that sends her to the quarterfinals.

Serena and Venus Williams weren't the only stars at Arthur Ashe stadium on Friday night. Lani lost it when Serena surprised her after the match!

On Thursday, arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled against the NFL's motion to dismiss Kaepernick's grievance due to lack of evidence, sending the quarterback's case against the league to trial. He has gone unsigned by NFL teams since and lodged a legal complaint alleging franchise owners have conspired to keep him out of the league. Thank you so much Serena!' After defeating her sister, she also said after God she owes "everything" to her sister and noted there is more to life than tennis.

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