Kelly Stafford, the spouse of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, has apologized for criticizing NFL gamers for kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem.
“When (Colin) Kaepernick knelt in the course of the nationwide anthem, I had robust emotions about it,” Kelly Stafford wrote in an Instagram on Saturday. “Even when he saved saying it had nothing to do with the flag or army, I didn’t hear. I saved not listening to him or anybody else and let the political rhetoric persuade me that him kneeling was disrespectful to our army.
“Over the previous a number of months, I’ve opened my ears, thoughts, and coronary heart and it has opened my eyes to see how unsuitable I used to be and for that I’m sorry.”
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The Staffords donated $350,000 to their alma mater, the College of Georgia, to assist Kaepernick’s trigger. The cash will assist fund a social justice program for the varsity’s athletes.
This system goals to “implement strategic initiatives within the areas of range, inclusion, fairness and social justice,” in line with Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity.