NFL.com discussed the current controversy with Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has willingly and knowingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
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.
“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 against Green Bay. “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.”
Kaepernick may still be loopy from losing his starting job last year to Blaine Gabbert but his comments defy all logic. Especially since he has a close relative that is a sergeant with a Wisconsin Agency.
Of course Kaepernick is wrong and is just another so called celebrity with the bully pulpit calling police officers, “murderers”. Fortunately for Kaepernick, law enforcement is used to his kind. Weak, ill-infomed, simpletons that haven’t lifted a finger to get to the truth.
Kaepernick will be defended by many for having the “courage” to speak his mind and to “stand-up” for justice. Thankfully for America and Kaepernick, there are truly courageous men and women that will stand in the gap tonight in the violent streets and neighborhoods where murderers truly lay. With 52% of all murders in the United States being committed by blacks and 90% of blacks being murdered by other blacks, many of our police officers are tasked with what Kaepernick didn’t seem to care about. Protecting blacks in their neighborhoods from being victimized. These are those pesky “facts” that Kaepernick doesn’t seem to discuss or point out. Of course why do that, when you can just call cops “murderers” and walk away or in this instance, not stand. That is much easier but it also makes you a liar and liars won’t get us anywhere.
Here is the truth Kaepernick, the leading cause of death of black/males from the ages 15-34 is homicide and it is other black/males committing those homicides. So keep up your little games and in the mean time, those “murderers” you speak about will be once again be working tonight to stop the real murderers in our towns and cities.
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