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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Colin Kaepernick says he did not vote in election, ‘doesn’t care’ who won

11.10.16 at 8:17 am ET

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Wizards 118, Celtics 93
NBA: Hornets 104, Jazz 98
NBA: Timberwolves 123, Magic 107
NBA: Raptors 112, Thunder 102
NBA: Rockets 101, Spurs 99
NBA: Warriors 116, Mavericks 95
NBA: Pacers 122, 76ers 115
NBA: Knicks 110, Nets 96
NBA: Hawks 115, Bulls 107
NBA: Suns 107, Pistons 100
NBA: Clippers 111, Trail Blazers 80
NHL: Blue Jackets 3, Ducks 2
NHL: Blackhawks 2, Blues 1
NHL: Senators 2, Sabres 1


— Athletes were still responding Wednesday in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who protested the national anthem before games by kneeling instead of standing, revealed on Tuesday he did not vote in the election and said Wednesday he doesn’t care who won because minorities are still being treated unfairly.

“To me, it didn’t really matter who went in there,” Kaepernick said. “The system still remains intact that oppresses people of color. And to me, it didn’t really matter who went in there, the system still remains intact that oppresses people of color.”

Trump went after Kaepernick in August for kneeling during the anthem, saying Kaepernick “should find a country that works better for him” if he doesn’t like the political climate in the United States.

— Jeremy Lin of the Nets responded to the election results in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

The Harvard product had a hopeful and thoughtful message:


— Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson also had an optimistic response to the results.

“We can’t live in the past. The past is done and over with. Tomorrow’s always going to be a new day. We just have to continue to move forward,” Granderson said Wednesday. “America is one of the best places to be in the world and I’m excited to continue to be an American and be from here and as I travel throughout the world just to talk about all the different things that I’ve gotten a chance to experience and be a part of as being an American.”

As for his opinion on Trump’s win, Granderson said: “A lot of people came out and voted. The votes showed which way they wanted to see things happen … I think when I saw the popular vote it was close — Hillary won by a little margin, but in the big states where things were decided and could be decided, a lot of the people were Trump supporters on that side.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s tough. We’re in a bad funk right now. But we can’t hold our heads.” — Isaiah Thomas, on the Celtics’ 118-93 loss to the Wizards on Wednesday night in which Boston scored only eight points in the first quarter

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