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Kaepernick Responds To Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calling His Protest ‘Stupid’

In case you were wondering, the drama surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is still far from over.

In fact, just the other day, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attacked the quarterback’s big movement.

The 83-year-old liberal favorite called the protest “dumb and disrespectful” in an interview with Katie Couric:

“Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it’s dumb and disrespectful.

I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning.

I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”

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According to TMZ, Kaepernick spoke to reporters in the locker room on Wednesday and responded to Bader Ginsburg “disappointing” comments:

“It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court Justice call a protest against injustices and oppression ‘stupid, dumb’ in reference to players doing that.”

He continued, saying that the Supreme Court Justice’s comments are an attempt to delegitimize the movement he created:

“I was reading an article and it refers to white critique of black protests and how they try to delegitimize it by calling it ‘idiotic, dumb, stupid,’ things of that nature, so they can sidestep the real issue.”

The 28-year-old sees Bader Ginsburg’s comments as indicative of powerful white people’s response to his protest:

“As I was reading that I saw more and more truth how this has been approached by people in power and white people in power in particular.”

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