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Charles Barkley Tells Kaepernick “You Gotta Actually Do Something”

Jan. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: TNT announcer Charles Barkley court side prior to the game between the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jan. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: TNT announcer Charles Barkley court side prior to the game between the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Charles Barkley exposes Colin Kaepernick, the has been quarterback of the SF 49ers as the fraud that he is.  Already, Kaepernick’s actions have crippled the NFL, costing them a huge amount of revenue as people shun the NFL over his refusal to stand for the National Anthem.  Barkley has had some harsh words for him in the past but his most recent statement lack of commitment.  In just five words, Lord Charles as he is known , used just five words to destroy Kaepernick and his phony protest.

You gotta actually do something.

“Once you get off your knee, like, OK, what are you doing? Because football season is going to be over soon. And the question is: How long do you do it? When is it over?”

Charles Barkley is well known for contributing millions for higher education for America’s black citizens.  He is also equally generous with his time and wisdom.  During his long career in the NBA in which he made an exorbitant amount of money, yet was scandal free and served as a positive role model for his young fans.  That makes him uniquely qualified to bash Kaepernick for his lack of a real contribution.

From The Chicago Tribune: 

If Kaepernick wants to change what he sees as an injustice in America, that is his right. We all have the right to protest and demand change.

However, if your protest involves kneeling for two minutes and nothing else, then you really aren’t doing anything other than trying to make a name for yourself and irritating millions of Americans who might normally agree with you.

No one with a shred of common sense thinks there isn’t still racism in America, but disrespecting the national anthem is no way to solve that problem.

Maybe Kaepernick and his fellow protesters could actually stand up for their beliefs and work to rebuild theinner cities of America. Surely they could spare some of their millions of dollars to help give inner city youth a chance at a decent life.

That’s the sort of action that would make a real difference.

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