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Reporter Mistakenly Says Colin Kaepernick Wouldn't Kneel In Protest--And Backlash Was Fierce

While giving a report to CBS's NFL Today sports reporter Jason La Canfora said Colin Kaepernick would stand for the National Anthem if picked up to play for a team. 

 He’s not planning on kneeling. He’s going to donate all his jersey sales and he’s planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, J.B. 

There was just one problem, Kaepernick never said that and his girlfriend,  Nessa Diab , immediately took to Twitter to shut it down. 

Since Kaepernick started taking the knee last season, which was originally a peaceful protest against systematic racism in America and the killing of unarmed African Americans by police officers, it has been twisted, with the help of tweets sent out by Donald Trump, to represent some supposed disrespect to the military. 

People on Twitter were outraged that once again, Kaepernick was being misrepresented. 

La Canfora sent out a series of tweets retracting the false report. 

Fans of Kaepernick were still upset by the false report. 

Unfortunately, the damage was done and conservative parrots like Tomi Lahren ran with the story. Although the report has been proven to be "Fake News" the information has yet to be corrected.

Kaepernick, who remains unsigned, continues his philanthropic work having given $900,000 of the $1 million he promised to donate to organizations working in oppressed communities. 

H/T: Huffington Post, ABC News