During the last preseason game San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up during the playing of the national anthem. He said:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” ~ Colin Kaepernick
So what is going on? There is a little more to the story than most are willing to accept. The media and the NFL will avoid these discussions like the plague, because he is black and for other reasons.
During the off-season Colin Kaepernick converted to Islam. He is also engaged to Black Lives Matter activist and hip-hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab.
Kaepernick was adopted at the age of a few weeks by a white couple. I seriously doubt he was 'oppressed' by his parents. He is a player in the NFL making millions for sitting on the bench.
Blog Author's Comments -- Kaepernick was once a rising star as an NFL quarterback but the past few years he has played very poorly. He is a backup quarterback for San Francisco, being oppressed by making quite a large salary. He receives millions of dollars to play a game and lives in a country that allows him to be free and he has the nerve to disrespect the American flag and those who have died to give him the right to be free.
I am so damn tired of people like this complaining and protesting for attention. Our troops and police are putting their lives on the line every day. There are so many military people who have died for this country, who have given Kaepernick the right to whine about how tough his people’s lives are.
And lastly, Colin Kaepernick can make the decision to sit on the bench during the national anthem, and he's applauded for courageous dissent and protest by all the usual suspects in the liberal sports media. But the Dallas Cowboys asked to put a sticker on their helmet this season to honor police officers, particularly the five officers killed in that mass assassination attempt, and the NFL said, 'No, no!' I guess it would be unnecessarily provocative to honor the police.