San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick intentionally refused to stand during Friday’s national anthem during a pre-season game.
In response, most Americans who love this country condemned him for his act, but as always, there were some others who praised him for it.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 27, 2016
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 27, 2016
Former Enslaved Africans were the ones who started Memorial Day in America. No other group is more patriotic than Blk ppl #ColinKaepernick
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 27, 2016
What Colin Kaepernick did was awesome. Now I have 2 reasons to root for the 49ers
— roxane gay (@rgay) August 27, 2016
I applaud Colin Kaepernick, even if I don't agree with him. https://t.co/9aUQS550kj
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) August 27, 2016
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) August 28, 2016
Although New York Daily News doesn’t say in their front page that they’re supporting Kaepernick, I believe deep down they praise him as a hero, considering they’re a far-left newspaper.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 28, 2016
White people hate Colin Kaepernick because he challenged white supremacy. White people love Cam Newton (for now) because he ignores it.
— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) August 27, 2016
I have no time for white people upset about #ColinKaepernick. Stay mad!
— Brandon E. Patterson (@myblackmindd) August 28, 2016
I support #ColinKaepernick. He belongs in a separate country safely away from White people.
— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) August 27, 2016
Kaepernick has his 1st Amendment right to free speech. However, we all also have free speech rights to criticize him for his cowardly act. He makes millions of dollars from endorsements by getting to play in the NFL, and his latest stunt shows how ungrateful he is. He complained about oppression, yet we live in a country that elected the first African-American president for two terms.
So he should at least show some respect for the National Anthem. Many military men and women have died in action in order to protect the very rights we still have today. Kaepernick seems to have forgotten that.