A Netflix miniseries about Colin Kaepernick is taking extra security measures after being threatened by far-right group The Proud Boys, which wanted to protest at the production shoot last Friday.
Two production assistants also alleged that a suspicious call was made to the production office.
There was a loud protest TMZ.
Colin in black & white plays Jaden Michael in the title role and is directed by Ava DuVernay. Kaepernick himself tells the six-part series.
The series explores Kaepernick’s school years and highlights the events that inspired his social activism.
The soccer quarterback made headlines in 2016 when he refused to stand during a game on The Star-Spangled Banner.
In a post-game interview, Kaepernick explained his decision not to stand, which is traditionally done in US sport, and said, “I will not stand up to be proud of a flag for a country that oppresses blacks and people of color. For me it’s bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are corpses on the street and people who get paid vacations and get away with murder. “
In March 2017, Kaepernick terminated his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and became a free agent.
“With his protest Colin Kaepernick started a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for himself personally”, said DuVernay last June.
“Colin’s story has a lot to say about identity, sport, and the lingering spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than telling this story with the team at Netflix. “