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Kaepernick on Socks Depicting Cops as Pigs: I Don’t Want Them to ‘Distract From The Real Issues’

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 7.23.13 PMSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a statement to Instagram Thursday following the circulation of pictures in which the Niners signal-caller is seen wearing socks which depict police officers as pigs.

“I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people,” Kaepernick wrote. “So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”

Kaepernick wrote in the statement that he “wore these socks in the past,” but did not definitively state whether he would do so in the future.

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