Breaking: Colin Kaepernick and the backlash he faces. Guest: NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith

Aug 27, 2016, 09:25 PM

San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the national anthem because he is "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." In a special edition of the podcast, we have DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association who speaks on what the union can, and cannot do, to protect Kaepernick, and why the NFLPA - and not the NFL - is his "family" at this moment in time.We want to hear your opinion of Kaepernick’s actions and statements or what you thought of DeMaurice Smith’s interview. Call the Edge of Sports hotline at (401) 426-EDGE (3343.)DeSmith twitter: https://twitter.com/DeSmithNFLPA | https://twitter.com/NFLPAhttp://edgeofsportspodcast.com | http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@slate.com—music by: Nas (Chucky Thompson production), Mobb Deep (Havoc production)