NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all.
NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all. Scott Cunningham Getty Images
NFL player Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans - and in doing so signaled an era in which sports fans often are required now to take moral stands on matters not really about sports at all. Scott Cunningham Getty Images

It was easy being a sports fan, once. Post-Kaepernick, it can demand a moral reckoning

June 01, 2018 01:19 PM

About Greg Cote

Greg Cote

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
Read Greg Cote's Random Evidence blog at http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/