• July 24, 2024

Amid Controversy Colin Kaepernick Announces He’ll Continue to Sit During The National Anthem

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After being harshly critiqued by so many American’s, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t learned his lesson, and it doesn’t look like he will anytime soon.

He has made plans to continue to sit on the bench while the National Anthem is being played at the start of games all NFL games:

From USA Today:

Two days after sparking a national conversation in the wake of his decision to sit during the pre-game performance of the national anthem Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t changing his tune.

Addressing reporters from his locker at the team’s training facility for nearly 20 minutes Sunday, Kaepernick, who’s sat during The Star Spangled Banner for each of the Niners’ preseason games so far, said: “I’ll continue to sit. … I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change, and 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 it’s supposed to — I’ll stand.”

Kaepernick said it took time for him to decide how to express himself, but he’s comfortable with his tack — even if it costs him endorsements or his roster spot — as he attempts to shine yet another light on police brutality, specifically, and race relations.

“There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust,” he said. “People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.” The sixth-year player has been praised for his actions in some quarters and vilified in many others, with some fans even burning his jersey. He’s prepared for further backlash from fans, especially on the road.

We can’t fix stupid, and he is displaying that every time he speaks. If anyone is truly being “oppressed,” Colin, it’s the good old American citizen. We have had to endure this hatred of America way too long by people like you.

 

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