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U.S. Justice Ginsburg backtracks on criticism of NFL's Kaepernick

Justice Ginsburg backtracks on her comments.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday called her criticism of National Football League player Colin Kaepernick "inappropriately dismissive and harsh" and said she should not have commented on his protest against racism and police brutality in the United States. Ginsburg, a liberal justice, told Yahoo News on Monday that Kaepernick was "dumb and disrespectful" for refusing to stand during the national anthem before games.

I think it's a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn't lock a person up for doing it.

Ginsburg told Yahoo News

Kaepernick on Wednesday told reporters that Ginsburg's comments were "disappointing," according to media reports. The statement marked the second time in three months that Ginsburg, the eldest member of the Supreme Court at age 83, backtracked on comments she had made to the media. On July 14, she issued a statement of regret calling remarks she had made criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "ill-advised."

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump, Kaepernick and her lifelong love of the law [Video]

October 10, 2016 — When asked by Couric how she feels about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and others athletes, refusing to stand for the anthem, Ginsburg replied, “I think it’s really dumb of them.”
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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Rand Kaepernick(born November 3, 1987) is a professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League(NFL).