‘We were just trying to help’: 49ers players react to Kaepernick tweet
The San Francisco 49ers have been forced to defend their star quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the 49ers’ players were filmed saying they were “just trying to save the world.”
According to TMZ, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said he and his teammates were just looking for the “ultimate, most fun, fastest way to save people.”
“We were like, ‘If there’s anything we can do, we’ll do it,'” Davis said.
“We didn’t care if it’s legal or not.
We didn’t even care if you guys were black, white, white or Latino.”
According the TMZ report, the 49er players were filming the film with their smartphones on, when a video shot by the player’s wife was revealed.
The 49ers, who had already decided to keep Kaepernick as the team’s starting quarterback until he was suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on domestic violence, have since called Davis’ comments “deeply troubling” and have been making calls to the NFL to talk to them about the incident.
According to the report, Davis said that he was upset about the controversy that followed the incident and that he “didn’t want people to think that we were racist.”
“There’s nothing racist about being a fan of the 49-ers,” Davis said, according to TMZ.
“It’s just not the way I feel.”
The 49ers released a statement saying that Davis’ statements are “not reflective of our team or the team as a whole.”
“Vernon Davis’ remarks today are deeply concerning and not reflective of the team or our football team,” the team said.
The 49er quarterback was suspended indefinitely for the first four games of the season on Friday, but the team was quick to clarify that Davis was “disrespected” by the players during the incident on Saturday.
“We stand behind the decisions we made and our team has taken a strong stand against racism,” the 49, who are currently ranked fourth in the league with a 9-7 record, said in a statement.
“These are difficult times and we are going to continue to fight for the causes we believe in.”