Tim Tebow is no stranger to controversy when it comes to expressing his beliefs on the field. Given his propensity for kneeling and praying, taking a knee to pray has even entered common parlance as “Tebowing.” While some criticized his public display of faith, he’s drawn nowhere near as much criticism as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refuses to stand for the national anthem because he doesn’t want to “honor a nation that oppresses black people” (while paying them $19 million a year to throw around a football?)It seems everyone and their mother (including Kaepernick’s own) has voiced an opinion on his protest, and now even Tebow has weighed in.
As USA Today reported, Tebow, at New York Mets’ instructional league camp, was asked after a workout about his thoughts on Kaepernick’s protest, but was very cautious with his answer. “The taking a knee?” Tebow said on Tuesday. “You know I think there’s a lot of people who have thoughts out there. For now, I’m just going to keep mine to myself.”
Then Tebow expanded his answer.“When people have belief in something,” said Tebow, “or conviction in something, trying to stand for that is a good thing, and it’s all about standing for it the right way.’
Let’s assume “standing for it in the right way” is code for “standing for it in a way that doesn’t tick off over half the country.”At this point, you’d think we’re almost out of celebrities to voice an opinion on Kaepernick. What do you all think? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]