This week Walt Disney, the world’s fourth-largest media and entertainment group, announced that it had signed a deal with former National Football League (NFL) star Colin Kaepernick, the man whose sporting career was initially ruined when he made the decision to take a knee during the 2016 season in protest against police brutality.

The deal will see Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN produce a docuseries about Kaepernick and the struggles he has faced since making his decision and becoming for many an early hero of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US...

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