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Colin Kaepernick receiving death threats: 'You've proved my point'

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick told reporters he's been receiving death threats since his national anthem protests began weeks ago.

"I've had a few come my way, but I'm not too concerned about it," he said.

The quarterback said the threats haven't only come from social media outlets. According to The Mercury News, he has refrained from getting security involved thus far.

"To me, if something like that were to happen, you've proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened, and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now," Kaepernick said.

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"I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. It's not something I haven't thought about."

On Friday night, an unarmed black man was fatally shot by an Oklahoma police officer. Kaepernick condemned the shooting of Terence Crutcher and used it as an example of why he will continue to protest.

Kaepernick's movement has spread across NFL teams throughout the country and recently extended to the high school level – where an entire team knelt during the national anthem last weekend.

"I think other people picking up on the protest and speaking out about it from high school kids to activists to pro athletes, I think is huge," he said. "I think as the conversations continue in these communities, more and more solutions are going to come up as to how to fix this as quickly as possible. That's ultimately the goal."

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Sep 12, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; A San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) fan holds a sign after the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers won 28-0. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; A San Francisco 49ers fan holds up a sign in reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) during the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. San Francisco won 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; A San Diego Chargers fan holds up a sign in reference to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) during the first half of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; A San Diego Chargers fan holds up a sign in reference to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) during the first half of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 31: Protestors demonstrate in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside of the San Francisco Police Officers Association offices on August 31, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Kaepernick has come under fire for refusing to stand during the Star Spangled Banner in protest of what he complains is oppression of blacks and other peoples of color. The San Francisco Police Officers Association has written a letter to the NFL and San Francisco 49ers asking for an apology from Kaepernick for comments he made about police officer training. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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