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Chip Kelly backs Colin Kaepernick in back-and-forth with reporter Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 20: Chip Kelly speaks to the media during a press conference where he announced as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on January 20, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Head coach Chip Kelly of the San Francisco 49ers took up for quarterback Colin Kaepernick when a reporter at a press conference asked what Kelly’s feelings were when Kaepernick “takes over the room.”

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Kelly responded that he didn’t think Kaepernick took over the room, which the reporter replied “Oh, he did!”

Kelly, clearly miffed with the reporters dismissal of his own opinion (which he asked for), replied, “Well, I can give you my opinion.”

Kelly was already on record as supporting Kaepernick’s protest, calling the recent events that have occurred “heinous.”

“We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country and they?re being violated and that?s what I think Colin is standing up for.”

[h/t College Spun]

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