Chip Kelly is the head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Below is his remarks at a media sessions earlier this week. Not everyone in the sport’s world is as supportive, some very critical. But interestingly, the support is more widespread than most people – and especially people who don’t follow sports – would think.

Here’s Kelly:

“You look at what’s gone on in Tulsa and Charlotte the last two nights, it’s an issue that’s at the forefront of our country. It needs to be addressed, it needs to be taken care of. Because what’s going on is not right. So, I think, again, [Kaepernick] is shedding light on the situation that is heinous and shouldn’t happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country. They’re being violated and that’s what I think Colin is standing up for.”