Colin Kaepernick made headlines recently when he decided he’d refuse to stand for the national anthem being played prior to an NFL game.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers’ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Let’s look at the way this poor child has been oppressed. Here he is being oppressed by two white people
Kaepernick is financially oppressed. He has a net worth of only at least $16 million.
The poor kid can only afford a car with two seats
Here is the home of the poor oppressed kid:
Naturally, an idiot at ESPN put the blame for this on Trump
An Army Ranger had some suggestions for Kaepernick
“I understand Kaepernick’s intention, however I disagree with his means. His NBA counterparts protested the same ideas in a way that neither hurt the country, nor ignored the ideals that people of color have fought and died which; ideals represented by the symbolism of the American Flag and words of the National Anthem.
As a member of a national organization, reaping the benefits of a country that apparently oppresses people who look like him, his argument is thin on a personal level.
Doing what Dwayne Wade and company did at a game opener to support BLM, or making a public verbal statement as Carmelo Anthony did, or even a written statement as Michael Jordan did are all more appropriate acts of protest.
He could write his congressman, he could petition, he could picket, he could join the service and actually fight for the rights he seems to think are not offered to him; his sitting through the National Anthem was a lazy lack of will and brain power.”
Kaepernick is no stranger to controversy. He is said to have dropped the N-word during a game in 2014 and there are rumors that Kaepernick is converting to Islam. What I wonder is how much of his own money Kaepernick is going to spend changing oppression. None, I’ll bet. He could always, you know, leave for somewhere where he would not be similarly oppressed.
Poor oppressed uber-wealthy kid. I wish I was so oppressed.
Well, maybe there’s something to this. Here’s Kaepernick begin oppressed by a white guy
And here’s someone who chose to stand
Dang, I forgot to this tweet from James Woods