Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick received some unexpected support Saturday in Brooklyn.
A local lawmaker was joined by 100 law enforcement officers, who took a stand in solidarity with Kaepernick.
"We support Kap! We support Kap!" the officers chanted, their fists raised in the air.
"All of the people behind me risk their lives, so to speak, to protect folks, and they are standing with Kaepernick because they understand how important it is to push back on the structure," City Councilman Jumaane Williams of Brooklyn said, with the officers standing behind him.
Kaepernick has been criticized for putting politics on the NFL playing field by sitting and kneeling during the national anthem before his games with the San Francisco 49ers last year. He was protesting police brutality.
No team has signed the now-free agent. Several players say teams are colluding to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL.