Olympic activist Tommie Smith speaks out in support of Kaepernick
Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) make their controversial protest at the 1968 Olympics. Silver medallist Peter Norman, from Australia (left), empathised and wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support
The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support of their protest. Both Americans were expelled from the games as a result.