If there was any doubt about how Colin Kaepernick’s protest this season was received inside the 49ers’ locker room, that question was answered on Friday.
Kaepernick’s teammates voted him as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award as the 49ers player who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont. The award is considered the most prestigious team honor on which players vote.
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher, known since his athletic career for right-wing stances that led to his firing by ESPN and his hiring by Breitbart, shared an unidentified person’s photo of a man at a Donald Trump rally wearing a shirt that read, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required” on Twitter, adding “Ok, so much awesome here . . .”
A total of 110 journalists were killed in connection with their work or for unclear reasons in 2015, according to the round-up published today by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which is in a position to say that 67 of them were targeted because of their work or were killed while reporting.