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Colin Kaepernick has had some extra time since an injury ended his season early, and he seems to be putting that time to use. Judging by his Instagram, Kaepernick is dismayed by the direction of the country, based on the political rhetoric gaining traction during the 2016 election cycle.

Last week, Kaepernick posted a stern message on Instagram that called out Donald Trump supporters and demanded they consider how the candidate's racially and religiously charged rhetoric might put everyone at risk.


Food for thought!

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"You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with the government, because you're not one," reads the message in the picture, which quotes former Vietnam prisoner of war Tom Moe. "And you might not care if Donald Trump says he's going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it's OK to rough up black protesters, because you're not one. And you might not care that Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you're not one.

"But think about this. If he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you, and you better hope that's there someone left to help you."

Kaepernick hasn't been shy about voicing his political opinions through social media. One day before his Trump post, he put these two pictures on Instagram:



These are facts! What are you really scared of?

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Racism and discrimination isn't OK we are all human beings! Things need to change!

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Here's hoping Kaepernick has more luck generating social change than he did winning games in 2015.

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