The "Parks and Recreation" star is set to portray the adoptive father to the famous quarterback, whom he called an "American champion."
"Let the trolls troll," the filmmaker tweeted in support of the teen actor after she saw Twitter users criticizing the new Netflix series about the activist.
The activist and former NFL quarterback said he's excited for the world to see Jaden Michael play him in his new project with Ava DuVernay.
"The Cowboys need Kaepernick lol but I’m dead serious!!!!" actor/comedian Lil Rel Howery tweeted.
The ex-NFL quarterback said the league is engaged in performative activism while no team signs fellow protester and free agent Eric Reid.
Football players in the once-reluctant league protested against racism and police brutality by kneeling, raising fists or staying off the field for the national anthems.
EA Sports said it worked directly with the former quarterback to add him to the video game series for the first time since 2016.
The quarterback first took a knee in protest against racial injustice exactly four years before the NBA strike.
The video, posted in 2019, shows military dogs attacking a man in Colin Kaepernick's San Francisco 49ers jersey during an event at the Navy SEAL Museum.
The scripted limited series “Colin in Black & White” will explore the athlete and activist's formative high school years.