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Brandon Marshall: Esiason “100 percent wrong” about Kaepernick

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 11: Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets in action during an NFL preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on August 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former NFL quarterback and current radio and television personality Boomer Esiason was among the legions weighing in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem.

Esiason called it “as disrespectful as any athlete has ever been,” which wasn’t a point of view that his “Inside the NFL” colleague Brandon Marshall agrees with. The Jets wide receiver stands during the anthem, but said on an appearance on Esiason’s WFAN radio show that Esiason is “100 percent wrong” when it comes to his feeling that the 49ers quarterback should keep his opinions to himself.

Marshall said that he believes “the American flag is bigger than just one thing” and that he’s “glad” the attention being paid to Kaepernick’s actions has led to a conversation in locker rooms and around the country.

“This guy, he is one of the biggest patriots out there. Because he’s standing up for human rights … I think President Obama said it best — that’s his constitutional right,” Marshall said, via Newsday. “That was Colin’s right and that’s all the other guys’ right. But I do think this is very thought-provoking for all. I think that the message was a little diluted because of how much respect a lot of us have for those that served … [they] gave us our freedoms, fought for our freedoms. But the message was clear.”

Based on the way Kaepernick jerseys are selling, the message is also reaching an audience more receptive to Marshall’s point of view than the one Esiason espoused in August.

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  1. corchamp says: Sep 7, 2016 8:07 AM

    I wonder what is the cumulative IQ is of Marshall and Kaepernick?

  2. balaspackfan says: Sep 7, 2016 8:07 AM

    The overwhelming opinion derived from the “conversation” is Kaepernick is a disrespectful idiot. Why are people happy about the “conversation” and why do they want to keep it going?

  3. n0hopeleft says: Sep 7, 2016 8:08 AM

    If Kaepernick were white, and standing up for veterans who aren’t being taken care of, Marshall wouldn’t agree with the movement.

    The hipocracy of the “oppressed” is the most volatile poison in today’s America.

  4. sewalters79 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:09 AM

    Another uneducated idiot who needs to shut his mouth

  5. truevision21 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:11 AM

    Hey Boomer! Thanks to you and to many that think like you, Kaep’s point continues to be pushed to the forefront.

    Jackie Robinson refused to stand also…..

  6. bobleblah says: Sep 7, 2016 8:11 AM

    Begging the question of why we even play the National Anthem at sporting events in the first place.

    How about we have everyone stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance instead?

  7. jetsfan136 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:12 AM

    It’s Boomers constitutional right to say what he feels too

  8. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 7, 2016 8:12 AM

    Shut up brandon.

  9. funshipm174 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:13 AM

    Lets see where Kaps Jersey ranks in two months.

    He should have did this when he was relevant if it really was something important to him, maybe people would have looked at what he was saying from a different perspective. Instead of looking like someone who truly is fighting for something, he is seen as someone who had become irrelevant looking to grab a lifeline.

  10. hoyerthedestroyer says: Sep 7, 2016 8:13 AM

    He’s glad of the attention being paid to Kaepernick’s actions?

    The problem is to most Americans, the attention is about whether or not they agree or not with Kaepernick and think he’s a patriot or jerk.

    If he’s going to champion a cause, Kaepernick needs to make a bold effort to communicate his pulpit to the average American at this point instead of being a silent protest.

  11. conciselogic says: Sep 7, 2016 8:16 AM

    Idiots keep saying “it’s their constitutional right” as though anyone is disputing that. It’s what he is saying that makes anyone with half a brain say OMG how stupid can you (and all the supporters of the statements) be. There’s so many flaming liberal idiots who think BLM is a legitimate cause it’s no wonder another corrupt democrat will get elected.

  12. kissmysandwich says: Sep 7, 2016 8:17 AM

    Freedom is a relative term my friends. You think this is a free country…try not paying your income taxes. The narrative that if our brave men and women of the armed forces weren’t in the Middle East murdering brown people, we wouldn’t have freedom, needs to end. These are not freedom wars. They are political and resource wars. America was once known as the country with the best everything. Go check out a list of education, average quality of life, etc. etc. and America is no longer at, or in many cases even near, the top. Let’s take it back folks. Stop blindly following a flag, and start paying attention to what the “leaders” of this country actually stand for. Because, it’s certainly not you or me any longer. #wakeuppeople

  13. dukeearl says: Sep 7, 2016 8:17 AM

    His jerseys are selling well because there is a corresponding shortage of toilet tissue and they are also having Kaepernick jersey burning parties in SF.

    You won’t see many actually worn.

  14. ctiggs says: Sep 7, 2016 8:18 AM

    Brandon is right, Also notice that most of the pro Kaep comments have slowly started turning into more thumbs up. #Nobodyhasitbetter

  15. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 7, 2016 8:18 AM

    “This guy, he is one of the biggest patriots out there.

    This has got to be sticking in more than a few craws.

    no one can tell Colon that he can’t protest. some of us are grateful to him for clarifying our thoughts about his protest.

    But when someone disagrees with him, the colon rump swabs are pretty closed minded about that whole freedom of expression thing. Funny how that works.

  16. pastabelly says: Sep 7, 2016 8:18 AM

    He’s not one of the biggest patriots out there. That’s just false, and while some people in the USA may oppress black people, it’s not government institutionalized and we still live in a great country where idiots like Kaepernick have the freedom to express themselves.

  17. sopadegato says: Sep 7, 2016 8:20 AM

    Too bad Kaepernick’s message is totally, completely unsupported by the facts.

  18. qb1342 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:24 AM

    The flag is what give him the Constitutional right! What ever happened to logic??

  19. robinobishop says: Sep 7, 2016 8:25 AM

    Those jerseys are selling in volume to those who only want to make a buck off the controversy of a faded QB.

  20. snakeplizkn says: Sep 7, 2016 8:25 AM

    Oh let’s ask Brandon Marshall, because he hasn’t already proven himself to be a complete idiot.

  21. ryanbaker0303 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:27 AM

    Kaepernick Sucks.

  22. cdace13 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:28 AM

    I can’t help but wonder ; if all these players stand behind the 49ers QB, why aren’t they doing it too? Is it just that they believe it’s his right to do (which it is) or is it the message?

  23. raidernation210 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:29 AM

    President Obama hahah! One of the most racist presidents of our time

  24. swellbuilt says: Sep 7, 2016 8:31 AM

    Boomer is usually wrong.

  25. rootpain says: Sep 7, 2016 8:31 AM

    Stop using the jersey sales as any form of bell weather that what Kaepernick has done and said is correct. Yes it was his constitutional right to sit during the national anthem. No it is not his constitutional right to use the venue/platform that belongs to his employer to express views that are incorrect, immature and can easily incite even more racial tensions in the country.
    Implying that the jersey sales are to those who understand the issues at play and support Kaepernick’s stance is probably closer to the 1st grade students wearing gang colors. They have no idea what it means but the consequences results in fights anyway. And you would be misguided if you didn’t consider that a larger portion of those increased sales were promoted and encouraged by Kaepernick’s social conscience consultant.

  26. illmatic8582 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:33 AM

    Sorry guys, but the republic has spoken and we still like free speech. The rest of you can still move to North Korea. Your not wanted in the land of the free, home of the brave.

  27. baldbuc says: Sep 7, 2016 8:33 AM

    Standing up for human rights? More like he’s standing up for criminal rights.

  28. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 7, 2016 8:34 AM

    It’s weird how different the reaction is between every day people I encounter and the commenters on this site. Many here would seem like they’d have Kaep shot for treason, but most of the people I talk sports with, even veterans, are on board. Most people are sick of this racism and hatred and welcome people with celebrity status speaking up and creating discussion

  29. sdnative1904 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:38 AM

    Got to have your…..Hot Takes!

  30. dkeucd says: Sep 7, 2016 8:39 AM

    Why so many articles about a 2nd string QB on one of the worst teams in the NFL?

  31. couchbasher says: Sep 7, 2016 8:40 AM

    Brandon Marshall? You mean the epitome of professionalism??

    The game starts as soon as you get on the field, and cameras are on…

    What baffles me, the NFL is doing nothing, but if DeAngelo Williams wants to wear pink in his hair/cleats to honor his Mom, he gets slammed

  32. upper23 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:42 AM

    I guess this is the beginning of the end of playing national anthem at sporting events. That can be his legacy. People are starting to use it to protest everything.

  33. rideforjesus says: Sep 7, 2016 8:47 AM

    Having served in the United States Army for 22 years for my Country, I believe in freedom of speech and behavior within the confines of the law and our constitution.

    I also know first hand that any Veteran who is missing a leg, arm, eye or sitting in a wheel chair for the rest of his or her life doesn’t see Mr. Kaepernick’s action the same as those buying his shirt and those who support his choice of forum to display his constitutional right.

    Where was he when the issues at the heart of this debate raged across our country? Where was he when his voice was needed most then? Where was he when he could have been a positive force for change…not a dividing force.

    Mr. Kaepernick, you play a game, I was in war zones, and it wasn’t a game. I came home to a flag I love in one piece. I count my blessings for that.

    Use you social media skills to get your point out there. Use your ability to put your thoughts and concerns in the newspapers and on TV….

    But in support of us who served and more importantly those who served and did not come home…Don’t piss on our Flag.

    Grow some balls and show support for your beliefs and causes by getting out there and helping out rather than doing a simple display that requires no real effort and gains you nothing.

  34. hillarystandswhenshepees says: Sep 7, 2016 8:49 AM

    ESPN has the 49ers game on Mon Night Football. I’m sure they will televise Kap’s kneeling from 20 different angles and offer slow motion replays. Then they’ll force some kind of social commentary down our throats while Trent Dilfer cries and says Kap is right.

  35. ipskipskyblue says: Sep 7, 2016 8:50 AM

    The President didn’t say anything that endorsed what he did, he said it is his right to do so. Nothing more, nothing less.

  36. goooooobrowns says: Sep 7, 2016 8:51 AM

    Is it so hard to understand that being patriotic sometimes means holding your nation to high standards? Blind loyalty is exactly NOT what this country is built on. Over and over and over it’s been shown that those who have the courage to stand up and use their constitutionally protected voices to call out where our society falls short are the ones that make our county better, stronger, more just, and more free. I’m a conservative, white, middle aged man who backs Colin and any American willing to withstand the slings and arrows to stand up for what they believe is right.

  37. kickinpuppies says: Sep 7, 2016 8:52 AM

    Kap is essentially doing his protest on company time, on company property and in his company uniform.

  38. gtodriver says: Sep 7, 2016 8:53 AM

    Based on the way Kaepernick jerseys are selling, the message is also reaching an audience more receptive to Marshall’s point of view than the one Esiason espoused in August.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    (getting on my soapbox now)

    I can believe that is a small minority of people that think Colin is a hero.

    And evidently, they have the expendable funds to purchase a jersey.

    There are better ways to make a statement or try to improve things.

    The vast majority of people agree he has the freedom to do what he’s doing, but don’t like what he’s doing.

    As a 6 year Viet Nam era veteran, I served to give him the right. I don’t agree with his actions, and sure wouldn’t buy or wear his jersey.

    (off my soapbox now)

  39. catquick says: Sep 7, 2016 8:53 AM

    Keep in mind, Marshall is mentally ill.

  40. mongo3401 says: Sep 7, 2016 8:54 AM

    Exactly what is the message ? Whatever message it is he should go to his inner city community’s and deliver it.

  41. lukejones says: Sep 7, 2016 8:54 AM

    So merchandise sales is the measure for validity?

    I assume we’ll be “feeling the bern” soon because that guy raised $$$ selling beanies, …

    I’m just espousing out loud.

  42. my_old_name_was_offensive says: Sep 7, 2016 8:55 AM

    Liberal Land USA:

    Where standing for the national anthem means you support oppression and police violence….

    But wearing a Che Guevara shirt–a man who is a symbol of oppression–is somehow cool…

    These are the same people who try to solve racism with racism … ie: Rooney Rule …then wonder why trying to solve racism with a racist approach doesn’t work! ie: Tony Dungy…

  43. JackedUpSports says: Sep 7, 2016 8:59 AM

    Well said, Brandon

  44. TedHurtz says: Sep 7, 2016 9:03 AM

    the nfl is not the place for political stands – especially ones that are rooted in ignorance like kaps.
    kick his ass out and he can sit outside the stadium.

  45. justbegbaby says: Sep 7, 2016 9:06 AM

    Fan Boy Archie Bunker Army believes in the U.S. just not the Constitution, yes?

  46. tylawspick6 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:07 AM

    Cannot stand these selfish entitled Millennials.

  47. unbiasednfltruth says: Sep 7, 2016 9:11 AM

    The media doing its best to turn the tide towards liberal viewpoints since 1969.

  48. metalman5150 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:13 AM

    I like Brandon Marshall. .

    I don’t like Kaep’s methods…

    Has Brandon Marshall been standing or seated during the Nat’l Anthem dying this preseason?

  49. jag1959 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:13 AM

    As a veteran I take no issue with Kaepernick nonviolently exercising his right to freedom of expression. As a thinking reasoning American citizen I do have a hard time taking talk about oppression seriously when it comes from a guy that wears a Castro shirt. I also find it difficult to think a guy that wears pigs socks is someone that can drive a reasonable, considered and non divisive dialogue.
    What so many of his supporters are missing or ignoring, is that due to his missteps he has no credibility. His cause would be better served with someone else driving the bus. There is a reason Martin Luther King is deservedly revered but most people have to look up who Huey P. Newton is.

  50. brettsdaddy11172010 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:13 AM

    The thing that all these talking-head idiots like Brandon Marshall, Jeremy Lane etc. have to realize is that just because you have the [i]right[/i] to do so, doesn’t make doing it [b]right[/b]! Brave men and women have fought and died to give idiots like Kaepernick the right to…well, be an IDIOT so any disrespect shown to the flag and pledge of allegiance to this country is an absolute slap in the face to those patriots fighting for our rights. Kaepernick has [b]white[/b] adoptive parents who look fairly well off so I’m sure he has never felt the “oppression” he thinks he’s standing up for ever in his life. Stop being a hypocrite you millions of dollars baby…if you truly feel this is an oppressive country maybe you should stop cashing the millions of dollars pay check that comes from this oppressive country as a form of protest…yeah, I didn’t think so!!!

  51. ace8842 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:14 AM

    We need to have a conversation that MSNBC and CNN force feed us every night and every day? Look, I agree with Kaepernick’s right to not stand for the anthem but it makes him a bad teammate and creates an unnecessary distraction for the 49ers. Potentially divides the locker room, not want you want out of the QB position. Don’t make political statements during sporting events.

  52. justtherealfacts says: Sep 7, 2016 9:15 AM

    the nfl is not the place for political stands – especially ones that are rooted in ignorance like kaps.
    kick his ass out and he can sit outside the stadium.

    —————————————————-

    Then do not have the national anthem played during a nfl game which is a political event.

  53. byHim4u says: Sep 7, 2016 9:20 AM

    The overwhelming opinion derived from the “conversation” is Kaepernick is a disrespectful idiot. Why are people happy about the “conversation” and why do they want to keep it going?
    ————————————————————–
    Another one who doesn’t see the forest for the trees… It’s because of this pervasive blindness and apathy that the man had to take a knee during the anthem.

  54. harveyredman says: Sep 7, 2016 9:23 AM

    I see stup.id is well (over)represented on these boards discussing Kaep.

    Wonder why some of you even bother watching anything other than hockey. I mean the vitriol you feel for black men is palpable.

    It must just burn you up inside seeing men you see as inferior to you making money you would sell your soul for in a new york minute. SMH

  55. ultimatefrisbee88 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:25 AM

    I can see that this has attracted a lot of Republicans, who feel that being “politically correct” is only a problem when it protects women and minorities.

    These same brave people would force you to salute the flag, no matter whats in your heart, at the end of their AR-15 if they knew where you lived.

  56. bocadiver1 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:25 AM

    I bought a Krap jersey… then I burned it.

  57. byHim4u says: Sep 7, 2016 9:28 AM

    Another uneducated idiot who needs to shut his mouth
    ————————————————————–
    Wow, so refreshing to see such transparency with someone so willing to point out the negative qualities in himself.

  58. canadianbillsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 9:29 AM

    I love all the nationalist chest thumpers on hear thinking they are patriots. You guys are morons.

  59. kst2074 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:34 AM

    HE HAS ALSO BEEN SEEN WEARING A FIDEL CASTRO T SHIRT. AND HE THINKS AMERICA OPPRESSES ITS PEOPLE? HES AN IDIOT

  60. nisbo says: Sep 7, 2016 9:35 AM

    Well, I have some rights too. I have the right to not purchase anything NFL related until CK is out of the league. This includes tickets, merchandise, TV packages, magazines, whatever. I’m exercising that right and encourage others to do the same. “This is bigger than football to me.”

  61. charliecharger says: Sep 7, 2016 9:35 AM

    Our soldiers go overseas to fights for our rights and freedoms. Kaepernick is working the home front, trying to make sure those soldiers didn’t die in vane. I don’t how much more respectful you can be toward soldiers than to stand up for what they’re fighting for. Our soldiers have great courage. Kaepernick has great courage too. He’s putting everything on the line for the benefit of others, when he could just kick back and enjoy his money and never have to work another day in his life. I’m not surprised his popularity is growing. He’s the epitome of a leader, because so many people are following him.

  62. byHim4u says: Sep 7, 2016 9:35 AM

    There are many issues considerably more important than games… This is one of those things; deal with it.

  63. canadianbillsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 9:38 AM

    It’s Boomers constitutional right to say what he feels too
    _____________________________________

    Yup. And it’s Marshall’s right to react to it.

  64. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: Sep 7, 2016 9:40 AM

    Tebow’s jersey was #1 in the spring of ’10 and look how many still wear it (not many). Vick’s jersey was in the top-20 after his release as well, how many of them are still being worn out there? When people, even Kap’s uneducated supporters, realize his complaints on race are not based on facts, nor does he offer any solutions, AND when he gets cut in the future, those jerseys will be on Craigslist and at Goodwill in a heartbeat. Funny that capitalism is a complaint of Kap (going by his wearing of a pro-Castro shirt), but a byproduct of his protest is his jerseys (made overseas in Vietnam, plus down south in El Salvador — sweatshop locations) are making someone very rich.

    Last, and this is one item I do agree w/ Kap on: he complained about Hillary getting off regarding her email system. Funny how Obama though didn’t mention anything about that.

  65. mrmcdougle says: Sep 7, 2016 9:43 AM

    bocadiver1 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 9:25 AM
    I bought a Krap jersey… then I burned it.
    —–
    And the net result was a plus for Kap. Nice job.

  66. stoopidfool says: Sep 7, 2016 9:47 AM

    An endorsement of anything by Brandon Marshall is enough to make you think twice about it

  67. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 7, 2016 9:51 AM

    Marshall is right, Kaep would make a great Patriot. They need a QB for the next 4 weeks too….

  68. mrmcdougle says: Sep 7, 2016 9:51 AM

    What a well trained and submissive group of men we have here. The outrage expressed toward civil dissent. An authoritarian leader, such as Putin (or Trump), would love such loyalty toward a symbol and unquestioned support of the model of policing.
    Vets were burning flags back in the Vietnam era. It’s ok to be a Patriot, and scold your own country. In fact, when needed, it’s the Patriotic thing to do.

  69. justintuckrule says: Sep 7, 2016 9:53 AM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:08 AM
    If Kaepernick were white, and standing up for veterans who aren’t being taken care of, Marshall wouldn’t agree with the movement.

    The hipocracy of the “oppressed” is the most volatile poison in today’s America.
    ——
    Great point. Racist Middle aged white people like boomer would be applauding that cause. Hypocrisy

  70. tortorellasucks says: Sep 7, 2016 9:53 AM

    Kaep needs to watch his back. Attacking the flag and the police is not smart for his future, even after his playing days are over.

  71. raiderrob21 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:55 AM

    I sure would love to see Jed York at the podium giving his statement and taking questions on this issue. But he is buried in a bunker waiting/hoping it all goes away before he crawls out!

    “We will win with class”
    -Jed York-

  72. diehardfootballfan says: Sep 7, 2016 9:56 AM

    Bottom Line: ESIASON IS A RACIST. End of story.

  73. dal1as says: Sep 7, 2016 9:57 AM

    Esiason is an idiot so….

  74. Getoffmylawn! says: Sep 7, 2016 9:59 AM

    Based on the way Kaepernick jerseys are selling, the message is also reaching an audience more receptive to Marshall’s point of view than the one Esiason espoused in August.
    What about the millions and millions of us who are not buying his jersey? Not saying that we are all supporting Boomer here but, jersey sales are meaningless.

  75. gtodriver says: Sep 7, 2016 10:00 AM

    ipskipskyblue says:

    The President didn’t say anything that endorsed what he did, he said it is his right to do so. Nothing more, nothing less.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really?

    Quotes from Obama:

    “maybe some critics will see he has a point around justice and equality. Sometimes it’s messy. But that’s how democracy works.”

    “cares about some real legitimate issues that need to be talked about. He’s generated some more conversation around topics that need to be talked about.”

    He also hailed Kaepernick for his “active citizenry,” saying he’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.”

    Those sound like endorsements to me.

    Barack’s words go far beyond just saying Colin has the “right to do so”.

  76. palewook says: Sep 7, 2016 10:01 AM

    Esiason is usually “100 percent wrong.”

  77. valentino8100 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:02 AM

    Lowest common denominator.

  78. bkostela says: Sep 7, 2016 10:03 AM

    upper23 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:42 AM
    I guess this is the beginning of the end of playing national anthem at sporting events. That can be his legacy. People are starting to use it to protest everything.
    _____________

    Sounds like that would be a ‘win’ for Kap and his supporters. If we don’t have a choice and are forced to stand, as many of the commentors here would seemingly have it, what freedom do we actually have?

  79. canadianbillsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 10:08 AM

    The flag is what give him the Constitutional right! What ever happened to logic??
    ______________________________

    The CONSTITUTION is what gives him his rights, not a piece of cloth.

  80. junkfooddaddy says: Sep 7, 2016 10:10 AM

    The national anthem thing is a red herring for Kaepernick. He didn’t like getting beat out by Gabbert and still wants a trade.

  81. rcali says: Sep 7, 2016 10:14 AM

    Love the stance the of USA’s hockey coach. Stand with your teammates or watch the game from the bench. Riot and Protest when your off the clock on your time, not company time.

  82. lambchop731 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:16 AM

    If you truly think that there IS NOT a problem with race, equality and prejudice in this country…and that there’s NO NEED for a conversation…then you’re no better than the people from the 60’s that opposed the Civil Right movement. The ones you see in pictures screaming at people of color. Assaulting them verbally and physically. And your no better than the ones that sat on the sidelines and did nothing.

  83. varnbo says: Sep 7, 2016 10:17 AM

    Who’s buying Kaepernick’s jersey?

    Are you insinuating it’s fan’s of the NFL?

    You’ll see his jersey at the next BLM protest right next to the person wearing a Che Guevara shirt, not at any game.

  84. troylok says: Sep 7, 2016 10:20 AM

    “You’ve got to stand for something or fall for anything.” I think the song says that. We believe in certain ideals in this country – like paying respect to our national anthem – and when someone is suddenly allowed to undermine that – to say it is not as important as their desire to make another point, then we become a little less of what we aspire to be. I ask what had Colin Kaepernick done before he elected to sit to make his point, and why should any point an NFL player wishes to make have more importance that honoring those who support our country? The guy wears little police-as-pig socks for Pete’s sake! Doesn’t that kind of say volumes about the maturity level of the person committing the offense?

  85. Tail says: Sep 7, 2016 10:23 AM

    I blame the 49ers for not dealing with him. I own a company and if someone went outside the image I want for my company, especially on company time and wearing a company logo, I would fire them on the spot. You can express yourself elsewhere.

  86. badmoonrison says: Sep 7, 2016 10:24 AM

    The only reason Marshall is sticking up for Kap is because he’s black. If he was white he could care less. He’s racist.

  87. jonwill57 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:24 AM

    Which one do you prefer?

    Ladies and gentlemen, will you PLEASE rise for the playing/singing of our national anthem.

    OR

    Ladies and gentlemen, as required by law, stand up for the playing/singing of our national anthem (Santa Clara PD are standing by to arrest any dissidents!)

  88. jojobop says: Sep 7, 2016 10:26 AM

    620,000 white union boys were KIA in the Civil War carrying that same flag you refuse to stand for to help free up your ancestors…it’s your right not to recognize them. I just don’t agree with your reasoning and that’s my constitutional right not to.

  89. rukkus1 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:26 AM

    Too much flaggotry and song worshipping nowadays.

    They’re just a song and a cloth people. What’s really important is freedom and rights. It’s also important that we check ourselves, and constantly strive for our ideologies. That’s what our soldiers died for and fought for. Not some flag or song.

    Signed, A VETERAN

  90. pantherpro says: Sep 7, 2016 10:28 AM

    Boomer. Another flag waving angry bigot …. it in other words a Trump supporter! Wait your college-educated you shouldn’t be voting for that moron

  91. rukkus1 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:29 AM

    Actually, our soldiers fought and died for politicians and corporate profit almost all the time… not even freedom

  92. qdog112 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:32 AM

    The people outraged about Kaepernick’s SILENT PROTEST, are the SAME ones, who openly say they want the right to own ANY type of weapon, just in case they have to VIOLENTLY PROTEST a suppressing government.

    Anyone who thinks there has been full equality for all people, in America, simply is in denial or way too dumb to be taken seriously. Inequality is not a black problem, it’s an American problem that must be acknowledged and addressed.

    FULL STOP!

  93. whatjusthapped says: Sep 7, 2016 10:33 AM

    I think President Obama said it best — that’s his constitutional right,” Marshall said, via Newsday.

    This drives me crazy. That’s not what the 1st Amendment is about and you would think Obama, a constitutional lawyer would know better. The 1st Amendment protects free speech from government interference. The NFL is a private business and the players are employees and as such, the NFL has the right to conduct its business as it sees fit, subject to the CBA of course.

    I am not advocating that the NFL punish anyone, I just want this nonsense about the nobility of the 1st Amendments to be eliminated from justifying the actions. Its factually incorrect.

  94. allseeingone says: Sep 7, 2016 10:37 AM

    @pantherpro
    YOU are the only one introducing race into this. That means YOU are the bigot. Boomer is not a racist.

    The bottom line is the FANS are the only voices that count. No team and city will embrace that guy if 90% of the fans hate him.

  95. troy43mvp says: Sep 7, 2016 10:38 AM

    Nobody has ever said that CK does not have the right to protest. I myself have been in war to ensure the right is preserved. If a man wears cop socks with pigs wearing police hats and Castro shirts as a protest. Question his leadership skills and maturity level. Don’t settle for “conversation” require civil conversation.

  96. maiphatdong says: Sep 7, 2016 10:41 AM

    funny how you guys think his jerseys are selling because of what he stands (sits) for. They are only selling because people think they can make a quick buck off them. The majority of people hate this guy, me being one of them.

  97. maiphatdong says: Sep 7, 2016 10:43 AM

    I have an idea, why don’t you guys make a poll. Lets see how PFT members really feel about Kraperneck

  98. eagles512 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:43 AM

    So a guy who was fined for calling someone the N word and who wears socks depicting cops as pigs is one the biggest patriots out there? Even those who back him have to be wishing a different player was the one who started this.

  99. AtheistsareIdiots says: Sep 7, 2016 10:45 AM

    baldbuc says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:33 AM
    Standing up for human rights? More like he’s standing up for criminal rights.

    76 21
    Report comment

    …..This deserves to be posted again

  100. stoopidfool says: Sep 7, 2016 10:45 AM

    the funniest thing about this is that for all practical purposes, Kaepernick had become irrelevant

    if he was still the starter, he’d be standing

    I don’t question the reasoning……..simply the timing…….never heard anything from him while his career was peaking…

  101. jagmankane says: Sep 7, 2016 10:46 AM

    Hmmm… wonder how many of these “voices of the people” went on down to Louisiana to help all those black lives?

  102. stoopidfool says: Sep 7, 2016 10:49 AM

    this whole concept along with all matters BLM is so misguided

    the ignorant person’s expression of freedom while potentially spot on has the intelligent person expresstheir freedom by turning away from that person.

    for some reason, people like to make statements about important issues in the most stupid of ways….probably because they don’t have the brains to work towards a better way………”I’ll just make my point by urinating in public”

  103. canadianbillsfan says: Sep 7, 2016 10:57 AM

    Kaep needs to watch his back. Attacking the flag and the police is not smart for his future, even after his playing days are over.
    ———————————————–

    The implication being that Kaep using his freedom of speech to talk about the unfair treatment of minorities by the police will cause Kaep to be targeted by said police?

    Yeah, thanks for re-enforcing his point.

  104. nzyme says: Sep 7, 2016 11:02 AM

    Here we go again. Yes, it is his right but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with him or anyone else about the actions to exercise said right!

  105. denverdave3 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:10 AM

    “Based on the way Kaepernick jerseys are selling, the message is also reaching an audience more receptive to Marshall’s point of view than the one Esiason espoused in August”

    I doubt that. They might be selling better than they were selling in August, but there’s no way that more people are receptive to Marshall’s POV than Boomer’s.

  106. dasmol says: Sep 7, 2016 11:10 AM

    If teams don’t like it, put it in the contract.

    Fan opinions matter about as much as Kaepernick’s.

  107. sbchampsagain says: Sep 7, 2016 11:11 AM

    So Kap is against unnecessary police violence. I get it. It needs to stop.

    But he shows it by wearing pig cop socks and disrespecting those that fought for the country in the military for his right to protest?!?

    That is weak sauce! And pretty idiotic. He clearly didn’t think this one through.

    Must be the Millenial version of social change.

    I’m trying to picture MLK, Nelson Madela and Ghandi wearing cartoon socks.

  108. sumkat says: Sep 7, 2016 11:13 AM

    Funny to hear liberals talk about freedom of expression. These are the same people who have created “safe spaces” so they can live in their liberal bubbles and not hear any diverging opinions.

    If he were a white guy, refusing to stand for the flag because it supports gay marriage, or because he didn’t feel that it’s right his 6 year old daughter has to share a public bathroom with a 40 year old man dressed like a woman, those same liberals would have no interest in his freedom of expression. They would no rest until he was out of the league entirely

  109. samskiss says: Sep 7, 2016 11:15 AM

    Wow, obama playing the constitutional rights card.

    Perhaps next time instead of wearing a fidel castro shirt, Kaepernick can get he, and Marshall, a Micah Xavier Johnson t-shirt.

    What next?

  110. ts1960 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:16 AM

    Begging the question of why we even play the National Anthem at sporting events in the first place.

    How about we have everyone stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance instead?

    ___________________________________
    Nationalism must be kept alive at all cost; its how the empire functions.

  111. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Sep 7, 2016 11:17 AM

    The context that Boomer placed his comments in was that he came from a family of two WWII Vets and was raised in a home that understood sacrifice.
    Conversely Brandon admitted being raised in a different way ? huh ?

  112. usedjock says: Sep 7, 2016 11:21 AM

    jetsfan136 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:12 AM

    It’s Boomers constitutional right to say what he feels too

    This is correct. Everyone has an constitutional right to way what they feel no argument from me. But what people need to understand is that it is an individuals constitutional right to disagree with him as well.

    I am still waiting for Kaepernick and everyone that agrees with him what they want.
    And what are they going to do to help the situation? Its easy to point out the issues.

  113. clayjtitan66 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:22 AM

    Patriotism is racism with a flag.
    Last I checked the world is round.

  114. abninf says: Sep 7, 2016 11:26 AM

    diehardfootballfan says:

    Bottom Line: ESIASON IS A RACIST. End of story.
    ==================================

    A racist is someone who supports Malcolm X who called white people devils, and someone who supports the Black Panthers, a marxist hate group. That would be Kaepernick.

  115. FinFan68 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:32 AM

    Based on the way Kaepernick jerseys are selling, the message is also reaching an audience more receptive to Marshall’s point of view than the one Esiason espoused in August
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    That is most likely the anarchists/anti-police crowd trying to up their street cred. Even though I think his message is incorrect, he has every right to express his thoughts. The vitriol comes due to his choice of expression. He could have chosen a way that is not offensive but he didn’t. He hides behind the “freedom of speech” guarantee but it was not about what he said or even his message. The message is simply a vehicle to get what he really wants. It is about self-promotion and look-at-me values in a society that, sadly, places those antics in high esteem.

  116. afamiliesstruggle says: Sep 7, 2016 11:36 AM

    Well first of all the nfl doesn’t require you to stand for the anthem neither does any team in the league. He did not seek out the media they sought him to ask why then he replied. Kaepernick is using his sports celebrity to support an issue that is important to him. Why shouldn’t be use any interview given to him to further his cause. You don’t want to hear it turn off the TV or radio. You don’t want to see it boycott games. It is a free country.

  117. jmc8888 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:38 AM

    Brandon Marshall is a moron. How on Earth can we have person after person not knowing anything about the situation, not researching it or anything, yet they all claim he knows what’s going on and is a patriot for doing so.

    Nope.

    You’re not a Patriot when you are backing a clueless, racist BLM group. Funded by George Soros, the revolution maker. See Ukraine.

    Kaepernick is such the expert he’s being racist and blaming whitey for the problems Barrack Obama has created.

    I don’t see them talking about the POLICIES that put us here. Nor blaming the PEOPLE who put the POLICIES in place.

    I see morons blaming whitey and assuming only people of color are getting burned. That’s not Patriotism.

    The media continues to overlook the actual reasons we have the problems we have. It’s not racism. It’s policy.

    Until we look at our policies, nothing will happen.

    Who and what is our policies on the militarization of police? Oh that’s right Obama has been sending every military weapon not nailed down. But it’s whitey’s racism that’s causing it.

    More white people die from this, but no, to BLM and Kaepernick, they only see people of color getting killed. Morons. They could have the support of ALL people to end this, but no, they make it only about black people and done by whitey and NO PROGRESS SHALL BE MADE because morons our distracting us from doing anything.

    Who in the DOJ is sitting back and not prosecuting them? Oh that’s right Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.

    They also didn’t go after Wall Street, with wrist slap after wrist slap.

    Of course Obama has been selling out ALL people, including black people for eight years now. Trade deal after trade deal. Outsourced job after outsourced job. Blame whitey.

    Of course Obama has spied on us for no reason. He covered up 9/11 in court, supporting the the Saudi royal family over the victims families of 9/11. Yeah. Why we didn’t impeach him for this. Or for ANY of this, is hilariously bad.

    The list goes on and on. Anyone paying attention knows Obama=Bush.

    So who is our oppressor? Who is actively making decisions ruining all lives? Why it’s Obama. So instead of blaming whitey, why not criticize your champion.

    It’s the EFFECTS of his policies which BLM and Kaepernick are actually protesting, they’re just too stupid or corrupt to put it all together.

    Oh and I’m a Democrat, I just don’t look the other way while my party turns Neo-Con for the last 8 years. You have. Congrats. Perhaps my fellow Democrats should have reigned in our leaders instead of covering for their war crimes for the past 8 years.

  118. nhpats says: Sep 7, 2016 11:39 AM

    orange and blue own the nfl says:
    Sep 7, 2016 9:51 AM
    Marshall is right, Kaep would make a great Patriot. They need a QB for the next 4 weeks too….

    ———-

    Good one…..the Broncos need a QB for the entire season and the foreseeable future!

  119. devindenv says: Sep 7, 2016 11:46 AM

    I wonder just how much press a pro athlete would get had they sat or kneeled during the national anthem to protest the lack of respect this President and his Administration have shown to law enforcement and returning vets. The charges of “racism” and “politicization” would be thrown out left and right.

  120. swineflooo says: Sep 7, 2016 11:46 AM

    Its peoples constitutional right to tell kaepernick hes an idiot

  121. jag1959 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:47 AM

    Sep 7, 2016 9:35 AM
    Our soldiers go overseas to fights for our rights and freedoms. Kaepernick is working the home front, trying to make sure those soldiers didn’t die in vane…
    I’m not surprised his popularity is growing. He’s the epitome of a leader, because so many people are following him.
    _______________

    Like @rideforjesus and others that have posted here I was a participant in the Southeast Asian War Games. We have a message for you, no one has gone “overseas to fights [sic] for our rights and freedoms” since WW II. We honored our obligation and did our duty. We consider ‘Thank you for your service” the equivalent of a pat on the head participation trophy and our generation doesn’t believe in them. I didn’t just bring you your drink and personally I want to dope slap everyone that says it without knowing what service really is. We also have very different ideas of what constitutes the epitome of a leader, effective leaders drive positive change not division. Not comparing Kaepernick to them but Napoleon, Castro, Hitler, Mao, Mussolini, Pol Pot and Stalin (just to name a few) all had many people following them as well. How did that work out? Much like I would if given the opportunity to speak with the ‘leader’ you champion I would encourage you to think about what you say and how you say it.

  122. gregerss says: Sep 7, 2016 11:49 AM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:08 AM
    If Kaepernick were white, and standing up for veterans who aren’t being taken care of, Marshall wouldn’t agree with the movement.

    The hipocracy of the “oppressed” is the most volatile poison in today’s America.
    ————————————————————-
    That is absolutely absurd, but thanks for playing. What makes you think Marshall and the “oppressed”, as you put it, wouldn’t disagree.

    In fact, don’t answer. I couldn’t care less about what you think. The fact you would make such an unfair assumption is irresponsible and makes your opinion irrelevant to those with common sense.

  123. granadafan says: Sep 7, 2016 11:53 AM

    Imagine that. An older white man can’t quite understand how young black men feel and what they experience in society. Many of the PFT are in the same demographics as Boomer, so it comes as to no surprise that many here are bashing Kaepernick but are incapable of hearing the message.

  124. gregerss says: Sep 7, 2016 11:53 AM

    bobleblah says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:11 AM
    Begging the question of why we even play the National Anthem at sporting events in the first place.

    How about we have everyone stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance instead?
    ————————————————————-
    “With liberty and justice for all”. Since when? Because that sure didn’t apply to everyone when it was created and it still doesn’t apply to everyone today.

  125. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 7, 2016 11:57 AM

    it’s his right as an american.

  126. ebdug says: Sep 7, 2016 11:58 AM

    Kaep may have thought he was doing something good, but the majority of Americans are fed up with political correctness. It shows in the polls, where Trump went from 6 points down to 2 points ahead during this debacle. Kaep may be his own worst enemy.

  127. swineflooo says: Sep 7, 2016 12:00 PM

    He cares about human rights while rocking a fidel castro shirt. You cant make this up lol what a bafoon

  128. swagger52 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:03 PM

    What nobody is saying…

    Kaepernick’s actions are best considered in the category of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”.

    It would have been so easy for Kaepernick to make a statement to a reporter during a game, etc.

    Why disparate our flag, and our country in the process? Our country doesn’t need to be called out for racism. All citizens are not racists. His method was terribly wrong, not his message.

    This will become painfully obvious with his “exit” strategy. We are going to have to live thru the Kaepernick watch, 20 games and counting, etc. When does he decide to stand up again?

  129. upper23 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:07 PM

    My issue is. He made this spectical. Made this accusation of oppression. Then it switched to police brutality. So not sure what he is actually protesting for. But never the less, he’s got the limelight. I would like to here his actual facts for his claim and what his thoughts on how to improvement the problem. It’s easy to make baseless accusations, you need to be prepared to provide solutions.

  130. devindenv says: Sep 7, 2016 12:08 PM

    granadafan says:
    Sep 7, 2016 11:53 AM
    Imagine that. An older white man can’t quite understand how young black men feel and what they experience in society. Many of the PFT are in the same demographics as Boomer, so it comes as to no surprise that many here are bashing Kaepernick but are incapable of hearing the message.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No more incapable than Kaepernick, who has partaken of the plethora of “advantages” this society has provided him. Yet, he feels compelled to bash this society while wearing a Fidel Castro shirt, a Malcolm X hat and besmirching the integrity of those that actually put their LIVES ON THE LINE. Understand, THAT?

  131. atthemurph says: Sep 7, 2016 12:09 PM

    The Flag is the symbol of the individual rights we all possess and that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

    Disrpespecting the Flag and the Anthem is also disrespect to the very Constitution that this Communist agitator claims to hide behind.

    He’s Jane Fonda with an afro.

  132. firstdownbrowns says: Sep 7, 2016 12:09 PM

    hard times is living in a 3rd world country. people don’t know how good they have it here.

  133. dreadnok89 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:14 PM

    Shaddup stupid. Patriot? Lololol. Spouting off misinformation is being a patriot?

  134. peebag says: Sep 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    Gosh I sure hope this 15 minutes will pass quickly.

  135. gregerss says: Sep 7, 2016 12:21 PM

    God forbid a football player cares social issues. So many times players are criticized for getting into trouble, having a bunch of kids (Hi Cromartie) and not taking their team duties seriously, but when a player takes a stance on legitimate issues, they’re still criticized.

    Many of you just want players to stay in their place. As long as they’re helping your team win though. That’s what counts more than anything, right? “Run boy. Catch boy”.

  136. kennylc2015 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:25 PM

    Everyone wants to criticize Colin’s method of protest. Ok, fine… that’s your choice. I wish they would, however, suggest the least offensive form of protest. Should he hold his hands up in the “don’t shoot pose?” Should he raise his fist in the air? Should he wear BLM shirts? Should he organize a demonstration?

    Over the years, each of these of these methods have been used at various times and each method still manages to piss off people. So please… advise him and others how to go about change without offending him?

  137. statsjunkie2789 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:33 PM

    At least there’s no law that says I have to blindly adore the military who are hired killers. I’ve done some hard jobs too. I don’t seek acknowledgment from an ENTIRE country for it, nor do I think a flag or song symbolizes a history of warmongering. Maybe it does and, if so, it says a lot about the right-leaning constituency on PFT.

  138. clintonite44 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:43 PM

    The KKK members on this site really come out when anything comes up about killing innocent black people. All of you who condemn Kaepernick clearly must support the outright slaughter of un-armed black people. That’s fine. Then, just be man enough to come straight out and SAY IT!! And stop hiding behind the flag!

  139. jetfanfolife says: Sep 7, 2016 12:46 PM

    You don’t want to stand that’s OK and it is your right.

    It’s what he said as to why he didn’t stand that makes him an idiot, “people are being oppressed.” How the hell is a guy making $12M a year being oppressed? He was adopted by a white couple. By all appearances they certainly didn’t oppress him for reaching for his goals. How much of this money is he donating to charities that can help out with these so called “oppressed people”?

  140. mrmcdougle says: Sep 7, 2016 12:49 PM

    firstdownbrowns says:
    Sep 7, 2016 12:09 PM
    hard times is living in a 3rd world country. people don’t know how good they have it here.
    —–
    Or maybe they know how good they do have it, and how much better it could be (and their ability to push for said changes). Perhaps they don’t want the nation to ignore specific abuses in favor of ceremony, and end up like Russia being led by an authoritarian strong man.

  141. dieselguy19 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    I think it’s funny that jersey sales was mentioned in a form of positive on Kap’s perspective. Do they not know there’s HUGE wave going across the country right now of the burning of his jersey?

  142. nhpats says: Sep 7, 2016 12:55 PM

    kennylc2015 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 12:25 PM
    Everyone wants to criticize Colin’s method of protest. Ok, fine… that’s your choice. I wish they would, however, suggest the least offensive form of protest. Should he hold his hands up in the “don’t shoot pose?” Should he raise his fist in the air? Should he wear BLM shirts? Should he organize a demonstration?

    Over the years, each of these of these methods have been used at various times and each method still manages to piss off people. So please… advise him and others how to go about change without offending him?

    ————
    How about if he wants to protest he does it on his own time and not on his job? How about he goes out and simply tries to play some decent football?

  143. TedHurtz says: Sep 7, 2016 12:56 PM

    granadafan says:
    Sep 7, 2016 11:53 AM
    Imagine that. An older white man can’t quite understand how young black men feel and what they experience in society. Many of the PFT are in the same demographics as Boomer, so it comes as to no surprise that many here are bashing Kaepernick but are incapable of hearing the message.
    ———————-
    or maybe we are just wiser.
    stop playing victim- white ppl are not born with money or privilege. people of ALL color have to obey the law, work hard and use their heads to gain success.
    and no, i will not feel guilty for slavery anymore than you should feel guilty for letting your african brothers sell rival tribes into slavery.
    the past is the past.
    own your present.

  144. jmuller516 says: Sep 7, 2016 1:02 PM

    The season starts on 9-11.

    If someone chooses to NOT stand on one of the worst days in our country’s history, he/she is a piece of garbage.

    Case closed

  145. greggfletch1 says: Sep 7, 2016 1:04 PM

    dieselguy19, I was just about to post the same thing. I have already seen it posted over a hundred different times. LOL

  146. abninf says: Sep 7, 2016 1:28 PM

    clintonite44 says:

    The KKK members on this site really come out when anything comes up about killing innocent black people. All of you who condemn Kaepernick clearly must support the outright slaughter of un-armed black people. That’s fine. Then, just be man enough to come straight out and SAY IT!! And stop hiding behind the flag!
    =======================================

    You can have a black judge say a shooting wasn’t of an “innocent” black guy and you people still ignore every fact and continue to spout your diarrhea.

  147. orange and blue idoits says: Sep 7, 2016 2:06 PM

    gregerss says:
    Sep 7, 2016 11:53 AM

    bobleblah says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:11 AM
    Begging the question of why we even play the National Anthem at sporting events in the first place.

    How about we have everyone stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance instead?
    ————————————————————-
    “With liberty and justice for all”. Since when? Because that sure didn’t apply to everyone when git was created and it still doesn’t apply to everyone today


    The families of the murdered Dallas police probably agree. Executed in a hate crime. plain as day.

    where was their justice?

  148. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 7, 2016 2:41 PM

    jmuller516 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 1:02 PM
    The season starts on 9-11.

    If someone chooses to NOT stand on one of the worst days in our country’s history, he/she is a piece of garbage.

    Case closed
    ——–

    Case re-opened.

    Controlled demolition.

    NOW case closed.

  149. dman640 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:22 PM

    Can someone please tell us blacks how we should protest the discrimination we face. It seem like every time there is an issue instead of dealing with the true issue we bounce around the problem. The only people who dont see the issue have never had to deal with being pulled over just because you are black or followed around a store just because you are black. Colin said he had no problem with soldiers and nobody should. Do the same people that bash Colin do anything for Veterans that come back from duty and have to deal with different issues, I doubt it but you are so patriotic cause you stand for the anthem. The anthem does not have the same meaning to everybody. This world will never change because most people dont want equality for everyone.

  150. rcali says: Sep 7, 2016 4:07 PM

    The president endorsed free speech by individuals to stereotype a group of people. Nobody sees the hypocrisy here?

  151. campcouch says: Sep 8, 2016 8:37 AM

    What’s great is that the majority created the system that determined what Kaepernick is. Since he’s mixed with black blood he automatically gets labelled as such. His mother is white but in America he can’t claim that so he follows the hand dealt him. His adopted parents are white yet he still has to identify as black because of what is in place. Now people are enraged at his path. Some dude babbled about Union boys freeing my kind. Read your history books. Another rambled about him not being oppressed. Success doesn’t insulate you from it. It’s false rage directed at a person supporting a cause that you cannot relate to.

  152. juancorsair says: Sep 8, 2016 10:59 AM

    All I can say is if I was to publicly broadcast controversial political beliefs on while on my employer’s clock, I’d quickly find myself on the unemployment line.

    Colin Kaepernick in fully entitled to believe what he wants and state such as an American citizen. However if he chooses to do so on his employer’s clock, he may very well find himself suffering sanctions handed to him by his employer for doing so.

    At the end of the day, Kaepernick is one of the privileged few who has the opportunity to make millions of dollars for playing what amounts to a kid’s game. The only focus of the organization he is employed by is to win championships, and nobody has ever won a Super Bowl by way of social controversy.

  153. dmca12 says: Sep 9, 2016 2:37 PM

    If Brandon Marshall is your moral compass, it’s time for a serious personal inventory.

  154. kingkreg12 says: Sep 10, 2016 1:54 AM

    For those who think he’s an idiot, watch interviews with the guy… He’s extremely intelligent and articulate. It’s not about disrespect, it’s about a message that most white people won’t to ignore.

  155. thejetssuck2001 says: Sep 10, 2016 10:56 AM

    harveyredman says:
    Sep 7, 2016 9:23 AM
    I see stup.id is well (over)represented on these boards discussing Kaep.

    Wonder why some of you even bother watching anything other than hockey. I mean the vitriol you feel for black men is palpable.

    It must just burn you up inside seeing men you see as inferior to you making money you would sell your soul for in a new york minute. SMH

    ———————————–
    the great chris rock said: you got your rich, and you got your wealthy. so on that note, colin kaepernick, hes rich. the guy signing kaepernicks check, hes wealthy. understand now why white people laugh at this?

  156. thejetssuck2001 says: Sep 10, 2016 11:12 AM

    campcouch says: It’s false rage directed at a person supporting a cause that you cannot relate to

    i feel that he is using his skin color as a copout. you know the president is black right? that would show me that if you tried furthering your own self instead of crying at supposed injustices than you might be better off for it. its ok for black comedians to make fun of white people,but try making a black joke. whoa. protest.looting.riots. you dont c a problem with overreaction on your part?

  157. michaele11111 says: Sep 10, 2016 5:39 PM

    corchamp says:
    Sep 7, 2016 8:07 AM
    I wonder what is the cumulative IQ is of Marshall and Kaepernick?
    =================================

    I can assure you it is at least four times yours.

  158. michaele11111 says: Sep 10, 2016 5:47 PM

    atthemurph says:
    Sep 7, 2016 12:09 PM
    The Flag is the symbol of the individual rights we all possess and that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

    Disrpespecting the Flag and the Anthem is also disrespect to the very Constitution that this Communist agitator claims to hide behind.

    He’s Jane Fonda with an afro.
    ===============================
    “Communist agitator”? “Jane Fonda with an afro.”?

    Wow dude, you really have no idea what America is about and you have zero respect for the rights bestowed upon us by The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Cloaking yourself as a Patriot in order to rip someone exercising those rights does little other than expose you as a fraud.

  159. michaele11111 says: Sep 10, 2016 5:51 PM

    bocadiver1 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 9:25 AM
    I bought a Krap jersey… then I burned it.
    =============================

    Was it really expensive to get your nose sewed back on after you failed to even with your face by cutting it off. Oh yeah, you put money in Kap’s pocket.

    And most of you wonder how the NFL makes so much money. They do it by pandering to the stupid.

  160. putaindepoesie says: Sep 11, 2016 8:14 PM

    Wow. So many triggered patriots. Do you guys need a safe space so you don’t have to see him kneeling???….hahaha bunch of triggered ‘patriots’. You’re whats wrong with this country.

    Your values of unquestioning obedience are what WW2 vets died trying to defeat, what irony. You guy’s are worse than Pavlovs’ dog.

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