Carmelo Anthony made headlines during the early summer by making several eloquent statements on the social justice issues that continue to plague America. Since that time, the activist spotlight has moved to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has America in an uproar.
Seriously, it’s been like six weeks now and we’ve still got media types tweeting out shit like this:
Colin Kaepernick has unraveled in one month what it took MLK, Jr, Rosa Parks, and true civil rights leaders 60 years to build.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) September 25, 2016
It should come as no surprise that Melo would take an interest in the Kaepernick affair. In fact, Melo has already contacted him and offered support:
What is the next step? Melo is still working that out, but he definitely feels like something needs to be done:
Melo, on issues he's spoken up at lately: Feels things have been getting worse & will continue to until nation finds a way to come together— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) September 26, 2016
Melo said that he wants whatever happens to be a collective effort, though he won’t pressure teammates into taking a stand alongside him. I trust Melo to make the right call on this one. Dude knows what he’s doing.