Santa Clara, California
Colin Kaepernick protests anthem over treatment of minorities
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.
“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 after Friday’s 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.”
Now, for the coup de grace:
Kaepernick, who is biracial, was adopted and raised by white parents. He has been outspoken on his Twitter account on civil rights issues and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
You know, once upon a time, he was newsworthy because he was actually a good quarterback. Those who can, do, those who can’t, SJW.
WTF does he mean by “there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder?” I guess that’s supposed to mean the four and a half hours that the earthy remains of GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS remained on the pavement (probably to preserve the integrity of evidence), the paid leave that Darren Wilson got (standard procedure) until he formally resigned, and the fact that Jesse Williams 2.0 couldn’t be bothered to read even the executive summary of a report that was written under the aegis of yet another biracial agitator, that being Eric Holder.