We’ve all certainly had moments in our lives when we’ve said or done something we’ve later regretted. San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick must surely be in that camp.Unless you live under a rock, you know by now that Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem before a preseason game last Friday because he was protesting “black oppression” in America.
As Col. West pointed out earlier today, Mr. Kaepernick, a biracial young man adopted and raised by white parents, claims America is oppressing blacks at a time when we have a black, biracial president who was twice elected. We’ve had two black attorneys general and currently have a black secretary of homeland security, along with a black national security advisor.
In case Kaepernick is still standing by his original comments, a host of professional athletes have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter. We call this, “getting flamed.”
I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that put your lives on the line for that flag
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) August 27, 2016
— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) August 27, 2016
Activists changed USA for better but have to associate Nat Anthem w/ military that die for ur right to protest. Stand up. Find another way— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) August 27, 2016
— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) August 27, 2016
This guy is a joke. Get lost. You don't like it in a country that has given you opportunity to succeed? Then get out https://t.co/Dwssw2I1zA
— AUBREY HUFF (@aubrey_huff) August 27, 2016
— Mitch Harris (@Mitch_Harris2) August 27, 2016
Yep. Wouldn’t be surprised if we get an apology soon. Will be disappointed if we don’t.