Will Colin Kaepernick play football in 2020

Kaepernick admits: "My wish to play football is still there"

"My desire to play football is still there," said the 32-year-old in an interview with USA Today published on Thursday (local time). The quarterback then employed by the San Francisco 49ers started a wave of protests about social injustice in the United States in 2016 - he fell on his knees during the national anthem. He has not received a contract since 2017.

"I still train five days a week. I'm ready for a call, a rehearsal, a training session at any time," said Kaepernick, who is often just called "Kap". "I'm still waiting for the owners and their partners to stop running away from this situation. I hope to get a call between seasons."

This year he would like to publish a book in a publisher he founded himself in which he explains the reasons for his protest. "Early on in the fight against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, I learned who controls the narrative, shapes reality and the way the world sees society," said Kaepernick. When exactly the book should appear, he left open.

There is mistrust

Kaepernick and the league representatives distrust each other after legal disputes in which it was an alleged agreement between the teams not to oblige the professional anymore. In November, the playmaker and his management canceled a training session planned by the NFL at short notice and instead invited interested teams to a self-organized meeting.