NFL star Colin Kaepernick in an Instagram post said he is being denied employment.
Kaepernick made NFL history when he kneeled during a playing of the US national anthem as a form of protest against racism.
“1,363 days of being denied employment,” said Kaepernick who shared a video of himself working out with former teammate Eric Reid.
“Still putting in work with @e_reid35. Still going hard 5 days a week. #StillReady #StopRunning,” added the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback in the caption.
Out of work
Following his protest against racial injustice in 2016, Kaepernick was not signed to a new contract.
Almost four years later, the now 32-year-old free agent quarterback remains out of a job.
He’s been painted as ‘un-American’ by some media for his actions, with then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump noting that Kaepernick and other players protesting during the national anthem should “leave the country”.
Trump later told a group of supporters that players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.
“Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now,” said Trump.
Kaepernick began his professional football career as a backup quarterback to Alex Smith.
He became the 49ers’ starter in 2012 after Smith suffered a concussion.