Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab made a public bid against Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former linebacker Ray Lewis, comparing them to a slave and slaveowner from the critically acclaimed film, "Django Unchained."
Bisciotti made statements that he was reluctant in signing Kaepernick to the Ravens, and claimed last week that he had not made a decision on hiring Kaepernick.
"We've very sensitive to it and we're monitoring it, and we're still, as Ozzie said, scrimmaging it. So pray for us," Bisciotti said about signing Kaepernick, referring to the former 49ers quarterback's refusal to stand during the Star-Spangled Banner.
Kaepernick made major headlines during the 2016-2017 football season when he kneeled during the national anthem in protest of the shooting of unarmed black citizens by police, and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
About Kaepernick's protest, Bisciotti clarified his point.
"Quantify hurting the brand," Bisciotti explained. "I know that we're going to upset some people, and I know that we're going to make people happy that we stood up for somebody that has the right to do what he did. Non-violent protesting is something that we have all embraced. I don't like the way he did it. Personally, I kind of liked it a lot when he went from sitting to kneeling. I don't know, I'm Catholic, we spend a lot of time kneeling."
For his part, Lewis recently shared a video on Twitter advising Kaepernick that for the sake of football, he should keep his activism to himself.
See Lewis's video below.
brotherhood - we are in this together pic.twitter.com/Q3HpPA0uqr— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) August 1, 2017