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.”
Despite the fact that millions of Americans were offended by Kaepernick’s blatant show of disrespect, Barack Hussein Obama has just announced his support of the NFL quarterback.
“My understanding is that he’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” Obama said of Kaepernick, according to Daily Mail.
“There’s a long history of sports figures doing so, I think there are a lot of ways you can do it,” Obama added from the G20 summit in China. “As a general matter, when it comes to the flag and the national anthem and the meaning that that holds for the men and women in uniform and those who’ve fought for us, that is a tough thing for them to get past to then hear what his deeper concerns are.”
The president went on to say that he has no doubt that Kaepernick is sincere.
“I think he cares about some real legitimate issues that have to be talked about,” Obama said. “He’s generated more conversation around some topics that have to be talked about. You’ve heard me talk about in the past for the need for us to have an active citizen. I’d rather have young people who are engaged in the argument… than people who are just sitting on the sidelines and not paying attention at all.”
Obama then said that Kaepernick’s naysayers will eventually see that “he has a point.”
“My suspicion is that over time he’s going to refine how he thinks about it and maybe some of his critics will start seeing that he has a point,” the president said. “That’s how we move forward, sometimes it’s messy but it’s the way democracy works.”
No, Barry, we will NEVER come to see that Kaepernick “has a point.” It’s disturbing that our president is supporting someone who has made it clear he has no respect for this country.
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