Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend shares message of support amid NFL workout row

The girlfriend of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has posted a message of support for him as his row with the league continues.

Kaepernick, 32, was due to train at Atlanta Falcons' facilities over the weekend to showcase his skills.

But just an hour before the workout was scheduled to begin, the ex-San Francisco 49ers star's camp decided to move the location.

In a statement explaining his decision, Kaepernick said the NFL had not wanted any media to attend and film the workout, so he moved it to a school to allow fans and reporters to see the session for themselves.

Kaepernick was also unhappy at an injury clause in his contract from the NFL, according to a statement.

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During training, the controversial NFL star wowed fans with an outrageous pass , as he looks to prove his ability on the field.

He wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the name of African slave Kunta Kinte, a character from the 1976 novel Roots by Alex Haley.

Posting on her Instagram, his girlfriend Nessa Diab shared her support for the under-fire quarterback.

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Taking to her Insta story, she further explained Kaepernick's decision not to go to the NFL training session.

She wrote: "They wanted Colin to sign an abnormal waiver to waive his employment rights.

"Knowing your rights and your worth is more important than getting played, in my opinion."

At the weekend, Nessa also tweeted a statement out from Kaepernick's representatives to invite people to the training session.

Kaepernick played six seasons in the NFL with the 49ers after joining them in 2011 following a college career at the University of Nevada.

In 2016, he made headlines and sparked fury among many fans when he refused to stand during the playing of the US national anthem ahead of a 49ers game.

The following week and throughout the season, he took a knee during the anthem, as a protest against racial injustice in America.

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After becoming a free agent at the end of the season, he wasn't signed and hasn't played a game in the NFL since.

Although Kaepernick's stance has won him many fans, his decision to switch the NFL training session disappointed long-term supporter Jay-Z.

According to Sports Illustrated, a source said the 49-year-old billionaire rapper believed the quarterback's move had turned the workout into "a publicity stunt".

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