Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem in 2016 became a hot-button issue that’s still in the headlines. And while his protest of racial inequality drew criticism and enraged many, it inspired plenty of others.
On Friday morning, Kaepernick posted photos on Instagram showing boxes of fan mail that he has recently received:
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been a free agent for more than three months after opting out of his contract at the beginning of March. While he had a visit with the Seattle Seahawks last week, the trip didn’t end with a contract.
There’s a catch. Any ad for hard liquor must carry a “prominent social responsibility message” and cannot be football themed.
There are plenty of advertisers that are still banned, though. The “prohibited advertising categories” include condoms and other forms of birth control, energy drinks, supplement distributors like GNC, gambling, and marijuana.
But it’s a significant loosening of the grip for the NFL, which already dialed back restrictions on player celebrations earlier in the offseason. Giving both players and advertisers more freedom is a step in a direction the typically uptight NFL doesn’t go.
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