Johnny Manziel Backs Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’m Tired’ of The Comparisons


Former pro quarterback Johnny Manziel took to Twitter on Saturday to express frustration at being compared to another NFL player who is no longer on the field — Colin Kaepernick.

“This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger,” Manziel wrote. “Kap is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.”

Manziel, who left the NFL amidst a number of off-field controversies in 2015, continued to stand up for Kaepernick — who himself has filed a lawsuit against the NFL claiming the league prevented him from playing because of his controversial anthem protests — in a series of tweets.

“Standing up for people who often don’t get heard and for a race that continually deals with problem after problem in this country for CENTURIES,” Manziel continued. “This world we live in is absolutely crazy and I believe what he’s doing has an amazing impact.”

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