On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “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, one of Kaepernick’s former teammates is speaking out to slam him for disrespecting the United States. Conservative Tribune reported that veteran offensive line guard Alex Boone, who now plays for the Minnesota Vikings, wasn’t having any of Kaepernick’s race-baiting nonsense.
“I mean, like I had said earlier, that flag gives you the right to do whatever you want and I understand that — Anquan (Boldin) said that, and I agree with that,” Boone told ESPN. “But at the same time, you have to show some respect, especially in this position that we’re in, where we’re playing a game for a living — it’s almost disrespectful. You see all these pictures of these veterans that have no legs and they’re standing up in their wheelchair. I had a brother that served, and he lost friends, and I know how much it means to him and it’s shameful.”
Boone explained why he feels so strongly about this in a later interview with USA Today.
“It’s hard for me, because my brother was a Marine, and he lost a lot of friends over there,” Boone explained. “That flag obviously gives (Kaepernick) the right to do whatever he wants. I understand it. At the same time, you should have some f***ing respect for people who served, especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom.”
“We’re out here playing a game, making millions of dollars. People are losing their life, and you don’t have the common courtesy to do that. That just drove me nuts,” he added.
When asked how he would have responded to this situation if he was still on the 49ers, Boone replied, “See, I’m a very emotional person. So, I think if I had known that, my emotions would’ve been rolling. I think we would’ve had a problem on the sideline.”
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