Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he didn't vote

Posted at 11:50 AM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 11:50:31-05

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a nationwide conversation earlier this year when he refused to stand or acknowledge the National Anthem prior to his team’s preseason football game.

At the time, Kaepernick told the NFL he chose not to acknowledge the Anthem to protest police violence and the discrimination of African-Americans throughout the country.

After criticizing both candidates in late August and calling Donald Trump "openly racist," Kaepernick said Tuesday he didn't vote for president.

"I really didn't play too close of attention because I have been very disconnected from the systematic oppression as a whole, so for me it's another face that's going to be the face of that system of oppression," Kaepernick said on a conference call with reporters covering the upcoming opponent Arizona Cardinals.

"To me it really didn't matter who went in there, the system's still intact that oppresses people of color."