Williams won’t stand up and he won’t back down
FORMER RABBITOH JOE Williams created a huge stir with his appeal through RLW last week for Indigenous players to go down on one knee when the national anthem is played this Sunday – now he’s going a step further.
Williams is travelling to the US and wants to meet San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been kneeling during the anthem this year.
Kaepernick’s stance has led to him receiving death threats in the US – and Williams wants to shake his hand.
“He has a lot of integrity to take such a strong stance over there and I hope to meet up with him when I go to America soon,” Williams says.
Williams visits the US regularly, lecturing young people on depression and suicide prevention.
Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the players when Advance Australia Fair plays at ANZ Stadium, to see if any decide to take a knee as suggested by Williams and the legendary Larry Corowa in last week’s explosive RLW story ( inset).