Last week, San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick disrespected the United States, the NFL and his team by refusing to stand during the playing of our national anthem in a pre-season game as covered by Tulsa Today here.
Response to that Tulsa Today story was swift and unanimous – boycott readers declared.
Now we learn that he has also demonstrated great disrespect for police officers while continuing his protests. According to cbssports.com, since at least August 10, Kaepernick has been wearing socks during practice sessions that show a pig in a police hat. At right is a photo of Kaepernick wearing the sock.
As a player who wears a professional football uniform, Kaepernick is a public representative of the National Football League and the San Francisco 49ers football team. His actions continue to embarrass all professional sports and bring reproach on his team.
America is also stunned at his overt disrespect for the nation that guarantees him the freedom to earn millions of dollars each year. If this is how he has decided to act-up it is fitting and proper for Americans to respond. Locally, Tulsa Today will participate in any formal debate opportunity to defend local law enforcement. We believe they are the good guys.
Nationally, it is important for the NFL to take steps to insure that its players, coaches, and teams show proper respect for our country and our police officers. If Kaepernick is allowed to continue his deeply offensive actions, it will only lead to other such anarchy driving idiocy movements by other players in the future.
The American Family Association has posted online a petition anyone may sign, by clicking here to call on the NFL to take disciplinary action against Colin Kaepernick for his disrespectful actions while engaged in official NFL activities.