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Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job. The NFL quarterback, famous for leading a Black Lives Matter protest in which he refused to stand during the American national anthem at games, has been a free agent with no offers since the end of the 2016 season. He has, however, garnered lots of attention from the Trump White House and a president who appears to have nothing better to do than attack pro athletes at speaking events and on Twitter.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!” screeched Trump at a senate election campaign rally late last week.

The world’s most powerful leader then followed up his IRL NFL diatribe with a series of tweets targeting sports stars like Steph Curry and LeBron James. James clapped back with a tweet that called Trump a bum, and read in part, “Going to White House was a great honour until you showed up!”

Kobe Bryant chimed in, tweeting “A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly ‘Make America Great Again.'” Since then, the number of people—both NFL players and others—taking the knee to protest the violence against black people in America has risen. Celebs like Cher, Pharrell, Dave Matthews, Olivia Wilde, Michael Moore, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and more have shown their support alongside a significant number of athletes.

Check out these incredible photos of the growing number of people inspired by Kaepernick’s courage.