San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ruffled a lot of feathers last Friday night when he refused to stand for the National Anthem during a home preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
Kaepernick’s opposition to the anthem stemmed from racial injustice and his belief that people of color are being treated unfairly.
Some 49ers fans are not sharing that sentiment. Niners fans took to social media to protest Kaepernick’s actions and show off their jersey burning skills.
Kaepernick stated on Sunday that he plans on sitting during the National Anthem until further notice:
“Yes, I’ll continue to sit. I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” Kaepernick said during an 18-minute interview session with reporters. “To me, this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change, and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent and this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”
While Kaepernick is exercising his right to express himself, it’s evident that this is creating a distraction. The 49ers had to call a team meeting on Sunday to address the issue.
Surely, this issue isn’t going away anytime soon.
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Athletic skills–good, bad or mediocre–have nothing whatsoever to do with Karpernick’s interpretation of his rights. Most of our Colonists–including many of our Founding Fathers–wanted to remain under the “Crown”. George III’s England, but they wanted some say, and self-determination in their lives.
Karpernick would save himself a lot of grief by doing the easy thing–just standing-up. Thomas Paine, the essayist who defined the actual grievances that the Colonials had with King George–might just as easily not bothered.
Thomas Paine’s essays–his words–truly lit the fuse that sparked “…the shot heard round the world.)
Colin Karpernick is out of a job now ,I heard Target is hiring ,from the penthouse to the dog house .