SAN FRANCISCO, CA (KRON) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the most disliked player in the NFL according to a nationwide poll. In a recent survey of more than one thousand Americans.
E-Poll found that Kaepernick tops the list of most disliked players at 29 percent.
Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Bucs is second at 22 percent.
Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is at 21 percent.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came in at 13 percent.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was at 10 percent.
According to E-Poll just two years ago Kaepernick was disliked by only 6 percent of fans.
Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month.
Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and understood that could happen once he began his protest over racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.
“To me, if something like that were going to happen, you’ve proved my point,” he said. “It would be loud and clear for everyone why it happened. That would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now. Granted, I don’t want that to happen. But that’s the realization of what could happen.”
Kaepernick’s protest during the anthem became public last month when he sat during the anthem before a preseason game against Green Bay and later explained his reasoning. He has since kneeled before the Niners’ past three games. The kneeling is meant to show more respect for veterans.