Colin Kaepernick mini-series production reportedly threatened by Proud Boys

Colin Kaepernick mini-series production reportedly threatened by Proud Boys

Colin Kaepernick mini-series production reportedly threatened by Proud Boys

Colin Kaepernick mini-series production reportedly threatened by Proud Boys

A Netflix mini-series about Colin Kaepernick is taking extra security measures after receiving a threat from far-right group The Proud Boys, who were planning to protest last Friday at the production shoot.

Two production assistants also claimed that a suspicious phone call was made to the production office.

A protest did not end up materialising, according to TMZ.

Colin in Black & White stars Jaden Michael in the title role and is directed by Ava DuVernay. Kaepernick himself narrates the six-part series.

The series looks at Kaepernick’s high school years and highlights the events that inspired his social activism.

The football quarterback made headlines in 2016 when he refused to stand during a playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

In an interview after the game, Kaepernick explained his decision not to stand, which is traditionally done in US sports, saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of colour. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

In March 2017, Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and became a free agent.

“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” DuVernay said last June.

“Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”


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