Chip Kelly has been accused by ex-players and some media of being racist. I never thought he was racist, just a bad GM and not that much of a people person.
He has been enlightened or he just want to stay in good with the black players in his locker and in turn change his perception around the league. No matter which one it is, it was nice to seem him back Kaepernick so strongly.
“I think it’s an issue — you look at what’s gone on in Tulsa and in Charlotte the last two nights — it’s an issue that’s at the forefront of our country,” Kelly said. “And it needs to be addressed and be taken care of because what’s going on is not right. So I think, again, he’s shedding light on a situation that is heinous. And shouldn’t happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen and this country and they’re being violated. And I think that’s what Colin is standing up for.”
Coaches are finally starting to come around that the message is what is important, not the messenger or form of protest.