Over the past two months Colin Kaepernick has ripped both presidential candidates for their views on race, so when push came to shove on Tuesday and he finally had to vote, he decided to take easy way out: He didn't vote for anyone in any race.
The 49ers quarterback told reporters on Tuesday that he had no plans to vote in the 2016 election.
For someone who has spent the past two months trying to effect change, it' s interesting that he's decided to give up on his right to vote, which is one of the few ways where every American can have their voice heard, and try and make change.
Even if he despises both presidential candidates -- and he does -- Kaepernick could have still showed up at a polling place in the Bay Area to vote on issues that could have a big impact on his community. Kaepernick didn't go into detail on why he's not voting, but it seems odd that he's willing to fight for change by protesting, but not by voting.
Anyway, the fact that he's staying far away from the presidential race is no surprise as he's been at odds with both candidates for the past two months.
In August, Kaepernick basically said both candidates would be bad for the black community.
"I think the two presidential candidates that we currently have also represent the issues that we have in this country right now," Kaepernick said. "You have Hillary [Clinton], who has called black teens or black kids super predators. You have Donald Trump, who is openly racist."
A month later, after watching the first debate, Kaepernick had more harsh words for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
"It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates," Kaepernick said, via the San Jose Mercury News. "Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they're trying to debate who's less racist."
Kaepernick also blasted Trump.
"He always says, 'Make America Great Again.' Well, America's never been great for people of color," Kaepernick said. "And that's something that needs to be addressed. Let's make America great for the first time."
Trump, who has never backed down from a verbal argument, said that if Kaepernick doesn't like America, then he should find a new country to live in. Trump also blamed the NFL's declining TV ratings on the fact that Kaepernick's protesting.
On the democratic side, the only Kaepernick-related comments have come not from Clinton, but her running mate, Tim Kaine.
"You know, you've got to respect people's ability to act according to their conscience," Kaine told ABC News in September, via ESPN.com. "I'd do it differently. I think if you really thought about issues and about this country, you'd do it differently, and when I heard him explain his rationale, it didn't really make that much sense to me. But you've got to respect people's ability to act according to their conscience, so I wouldn't presume to tell him what to do."
Kaepernick has been kneeling for the national anthem since August as a way to protest social injustice against minorities.