NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrated the Fourth of July holiday in Ghana and posted a video on social media saying his trip was about finding his “personal independence,” the Gateway Pundit reports.
Kaepernick shared the video on Twitter at the same time asking, “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?”
He also explained that he felt going “home” to Ghana will help him find where his ancestors come from.
Kaepernick was known for his controversial kneeling during the pre-game national anthem to express his protest to racial injustice in the U.S.
But no NFL team has signed up the free-agent quarterback since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March.
Amid little interest from teams around the NFL to sign the six-year veteran, Kaepernick said he will stand for the anthem next time after he said his objective for his protest has largely been achieved.