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As New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley enters his second season in the NFL, he’s taking on a larger locker room leadership role and becoming a bit more vocal.

In recent weeks, Barkley has retweeted support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, criticism of President Donald Trump for perceived racist rhetoric and even weighed in on Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout.

With the territory comes the potential for criticism, but Barkley doesn’t care. If he loses fans over standing up for Kaepernick’s or upsetting supporters of Trump, then so be it.

“I’m not afraid to speak my mind,” . “If a fan wants to

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