is Colin Kaepernick wrong for protesting the national anthem or naw?
NFL star Colin Kaepernick is getting lots of slack- for not wanting to stand for the National Anthem. His reason is because he feels as though police brutality being unchecked, and to make matters worse, his birth mother felt some type of way about this situation as well. Nevertheless, he is standing his ground.
The NFL writes:
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.”
Colin’s own birth mother has taken to Twitter to bash him for his protest. They were going back and forth about it on twitter.
So what are your thoughts?