Updated: Donald Trump Monday weighed in on this story saying, “I think it’s personally not a good thing.” Trump said on the Dori Monson Show. “I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won’t happen.”
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has “willingly immersed” himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States according to NFL.com.
His latest refusal to stand — 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. While many support his freedom of expression, fans may also boycott the team. Tulsa Today readers are saying they will.
“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.”
Thus proof that academia graduates idiots ignorant of factual history. It also provides some evidence that the lies from the Democrat’s favorite Marxists’ movement “Black Lives Matter” can infect otherwise seemingly intelligent people.
Kaepernick should read “The War on Cops, How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe” by Heather MacDonald. Assuming he has the intellectual curiosity and honesty to test facts after absorbing propaganda.
The 49ers issued a statement about Kaepernick’s decision: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”
Niners coach Chip Kelly told reporters Saturday that Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem is “his right as a citizen” and said “it’s not my right to tell him not to do something.”
The NFL also released a statement, obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: “Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem.”
Click here for more from NFL.com on this issue.
As for American Fans, we are free to boo the player and the team or just personally boycott any game played by any self-aggrandizing ignorant fool. Maybe Kaepernick doesn’t feel he is getting enough attention after absorbing more ink than a small town newspaper.
Here is a video of one outraged fan:
And here a video generally considering race and Democrat history in America.
Fans watch football to forget their daily lives. To bring mental anguish for any reason to the sport defeats the reprieve being sought by those who follow the sport. Fans must rebel against the politicizing of this cherished pastime. Boycott the 49er’s sponsors which include Levi Strauss, Niki, Citrix, United Airlines, SAP AG, New Era, MAC Cosmetics, GTM Sportswear, Australian Tan, and Club Sport until one person is not allowed to hijack our Sundays. One person has started all of this. Really? Let that sink in!!!!
boycott the 49ers – maybe when That schmuck is about to get slammed his defenders should just sit down and say “I thought I heard the National Anthem playing” – lets see how he likes that
You have right to yor opinions, but I have rights too. Never to watch another 49ers game at all. I live on the east coast. I just told Comcast to cancell my NFL package which they did. Question for owners what if we started a boycott of the all game? There is one coming we can finish ourselfs. It’s our rights. Thanks QB.
I stopped watching football years ago it’s crap I got better things to do with my time then wasting it watching a bunch of preschool flunkies
Everyone has a right, so I am using it to BOYCOTT 49ers!
He was making a statement, so are we.
Boycott! That’s the only way to get the message out to not to lose pride in our country, of course, it’s not perfect, but we are so lucky to live in this country. Fans take back the control. Boycott till he’s gone.
I WILL NOT watch a 49er game until Kaepernick is no longer on their team. Boycott !! GOD BLESS USA
Knows he will be cut
His way in his warped mind to secure his job
If he is cut Obama will weep
I am in will not watch the game Boycott
To Chip Kelly’s “his right as a citizen”; while wearing the 49er ‘s uniform Kaepernick is a representative of the franchise. If you take a stand or speak your mind and it is contrary to your employer’s views, your employer certainly has a right to administer discipline up to & including termination. Wake up & get on with it sooner than later to protect the 49er’s interests and image.
I understand his black parents abandoned him and a white couple adopted him.
San Francisco fans should boycott the games.
And, send him to Iraq to fight on the front.
TAKE HIM OFF THE FIELD PERMANENTLY.
He’ll break and get fired.
BOYCOTT ALL GAMES UNTIL HES GONE.
To answer the question of who pays Colin Kaepernick for endorsements we found the following on http://www.MarketWatch.com: Kaepernick’s spectacular rise also garnered him a number of endorsement deals, most notably with headphone-maker Beats by Dre — since acquired by Apple Inc. AAPL, Tata Motors’ TTM, luxury car company Jaguar and nutritional supplement company MusclePharm Corp.
Here is great idea….. Make him first string again cuz I am sure that he has offended one or more of the lineman. When the ball is snapped said linemen should just step aside. That is the only way I would watch. After he gets crushed a couple of times I am sure he won’t want to be in S.F. anymore. So tired of the THUGS calling the shots, working folks have given and given to try and make THEIR lives better and all that has happen is we collapse to their Whiny AZZ demands. It’s not about the color of your skin, act like a human being and you shall be treated as human being, act like an animal and you shall be treated as such!!!!
He has become radicalizedby his radical Islamist girlfriend.
Every American veteran and active duty personnel. and the families of all our gold star veterans should be offended.
He should be sent to the practice team or even released from the team. If not a full boycott by the real heros and their families.should be started.immediately. I’ve already started mine.
If anyone has a list of his sponsors, please post them?
I live in the Midwest so lately since the 49ers are not a good time they are not on tv much here. They have two prime time games this year.
SEPTEMBER 12 9:15 pm central time.
OCTOBER 6 7:25 pm central time.
Is there any way to find a list of his sponsors?
Boycott 49 ers!!! The National Anthem is about people who fought for and won our right to stand up against social injustice and oppression. Kapernick is disrespecting the foundation of why he can do something about things he sees as wrong. “Colored and minority” doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, oh yeah and athletes etc who have all had the ability to reap great benefits from America are real role models of what you can do to show the benefits of living in this great country.
Boycott the 49ers. That schmuck should be thrown off the teem. Move to Syria you jerk
I agree to boycott the 49er until this guy is removed from playing.
If there was ever a place to draw a line in the sand this is it. Yes, boycott the 49ers. boycott the NFL!
I agree I think he should be bounced people fought and died for this country not that he would know. After all the millions he made from this country he is a disgrace. WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE TO OUR VETS……
Kaepernick is to in touch w/ his inner child.. Indeed, it is possible to be age 28 & 8 at the same time.. Be mindful, he has experienced being a hero to zero quickly.. Reacts like an 8 year old child b/c he is no longer the center of attraction.. Displaces his failures on to society v. Accepting his own failures.. Acting out must not be rewarded!
Boycott -I’m in
I am in. Our country is not perfect but our children fight for our freedom respect our fallen heroes
I agree – fans should boycott the 49er’s and any of his sponsors until they dump him.
But this will never happen – the fans are too weak to follow through. He will continue his child like temper tantrum.
Frankly, if anyone threatens, runs from or otherwise puts ANYONE’s life in peril – Cops should be allowed to shoot to kill.
Guess what, people will stop threatening and running from them and we will all be safer.
A slap in the face to all that have served. Democratic mayors that perpetuate a victim mentality are to blame. I will boycott the 49ers and their sponsors. kaepernick has the right to be stupid by working on the wrong problem and I have the right to boycott all his games and sponsors.
It’s my right as a military family to boycot any 49ers game which my Family and friends will do til kaepernick either stands or apologies.
He has the right to sit, I have the right to boycott everyone of his sponsor’s and Levis the sponsor of 49ers stadium.
Boycott The SF 49ers
I agree chip.
I also think football fans who view his actions as nauseating, as do I, should consider using their right to boycott the 49er games and every sponsor who backs him by continuing to pay for advertising during 49er game!