Social media reacts to Colin Kaepernick working out for Raiders

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The Las Vegas Raiders make waves across the NFL on Wednesday when it was announced the team was working out Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, 34, has not played in the NFL since 2016 after he began kneeling during the national anthem as part of a social justice protest against police killings of minorities in the country.

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He has become a polarizing figure since then and even had a collusion lawsuit against the league after no team would sign him following the season he protested in.

Kaepernick recently expressed he still had the desire to play in the “I am Athlete” podcast and was open to taking on a backup role.

The news that he was finally getting a workout sparked a reaction of many fans and media figure on social media:

Of course, with someone as polarizing as Kaepernick, there were no so positive reactions and many speculating if this was some sort of publicity stunt, especially in light of news former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the NFL will move to court also surfacing on Wednesday.