Colin Kaepernick’s blackness was on full display Thursday night when he continued his protest against the national anthem while rocking a full-fledged ‘fro on the field.
The San Fransisco 49ers quarterback decided last Friday to sit during the national anthem in protest against police brutality and America’s systemic oppression of black people. On Thursday, Kaepernick carried out the same act of defiance alongside other players who joined him. Except this time, Kaepernick didn’t miss the chance to comb out his curls, maybe add a little oil sheen and play the game with an afro so round and full that it made the perfect fodder for a hashtag: #KapSoBlack.
Black Twitter chimed in by praising Kaepernick’s natural do and his unapologetic embrace of his blackness. Here are just a few of those hilarious and truthful tweets under the hashtag: