Kaepernick: Liberty, freedom and justice are not happening for all

AP

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before games this year was the main topic in the 49ers locker room on Sunday as Kaepernick provided further explanation for that decision.

Kaepernick pointed to police brutality against people of color and said people are “not being held accountable” for their actions. He also criticized both of the major party candidates for president — “You have Hillary [Clinton] who’s called black kids, black teens ‘super predators.’ You have [Donald] Trump who’s openly racist” — while speaking for about 20 minutes on Sunday.

“Ultimately it’s to bring awareness and make people realize what’s really going on in this country,” Kaepernick said, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. “There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust, people aren’t being held accountable for, that’s something that needs to change. That’s something, that, this country stands for liberty, freedom, justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now. … I’ll continue to sit. I’m continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change, and when there’s significant change and I feel that that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent and this country is representing people in the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

Kaepernick also addressed one of the frequent criticisms of his stand by saying that his decision to sit during the anthem is not a sign of disrespect for those that have served the United States in the military.

“I have great respect for our men and women that fought for this country,” Kaepernick said. “I have family, I have friends that have fought for this country. And they fight for freedom. They fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. And that’s not happening. I mean, people are dying in vain because this country is not holding its end of the bargain up as far as giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. It’s something that’s not happening. I’ve seen videos, I’ve seen circumstances, where men and women that have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly by the country they fought for, and have been murdered by the country they fought for. On our land. That’s not right.”

Kaepernick’s meeting with the media came after 49ers players held a meeting that saw Kaepernick address his teammates. Center Daniel Kilgore said he “took offense” to Kaepernick’s actions before Friday’s game, but after listening to his teammate said “I do stand with Kap when he says enough is enough against crime, violence, discrimination and racism.”

Others are sure to continue to share their disagreements with Kaepernick’s point of view as they have over the last few days, which is their right just as it is Kaepernick’s to be on the other side of the issue. That’s something worth appreciating about this country wherever you might fall on the spectrum.

198 responses to “Kaepernick: Liberty, freedom and justice are not happening for all

  1. Tell that to all the murdered ‘people of color’ by ‘people of color’ murderers in Chicago. Tell that to all the families of murdered police officers by the terrorist group “BLM”.

    I hope this fool is run out of the NFL, his career is a washout anyway.

  2. I personally believe his cause is ridiculously overblown, but I really have no problem with that. He wants to stand up for something, fine. In fact I think that is probably a good thing overall, but find another way. Sure he has the right, but it really is disrespectful regardless of his intent. I reserve the right to continue to believe he is a moron until he finds a more appropriate way to voice his concerns.

  3. He should hire someone to write a statement with him so he can make his thoughts more cohesive. Dude is all over the place.

  4. If this attention getting device doesn’t get him cut by the team at full salary so he doesn’t have to endure the scorn of his teammates sitting on the bench all season, Squid is going to try pushing a little old lady in a wheelchair over a flight of stairs. Or dragging a dog behind his car along the street in front of his house.

  5. We know that Colín……and I hope you found your true calling in life.

    Because there are people commenting below that feel racism is all in our heads.

  6. Absolutely correct. Shaun King supports him. We all support Kap. The song is a celebration of slavery in America. If you changed the anthem to God Bless America like it should have happened maybe change will begin. Kap is not wrong here but anyone that criticizes him is.

  7. Why do you keep on giving this piece of crap a platform to offer his racist views?
    I wish we could send him to the Middle East so he could see what fighting for freedom really means.

  8. There’s no outrage or accountability when murders of blacks on blacks occur, Colin. Where’s Reverend Al when that occurs? Look at the flooding in Louisiana. You know who showed up to help those people, Colin? The military, The Red Cross and good Samaritans. Where were BLM for that? No where to be seen. They just want hand outs. Useless. But go ahead, lecture me on accountability. You’re so pissed off? Run for office, Colin.

  9. BLM is a terrorist group? Really? The Klan is alive and well. Tell the family of Mike Brown that they need to stand for the anthem. Tell the family of Freddy Gray and Travon Martin. All innocent people murdered for no reason. That’s why Kap is protesting and I’m pumped that a famous athlete finally is taking up the cause and fully backing the movement.

  10. Kap is a joke. He needs to shut his mouth and actually learn what he is talking about. And for disrespecting the anthem that is part of our country’s heritage and disrespecting the thousands of men and woman of all colors that have fought and given their lives for the that flag. People like this create more racism. I am glad people are burning his jerseys and will be even happier in a year or two when this idiot is out of the NFL. Then he can complain from his couch.

  11. I think this is a better approach than disrespecting our flag. Kap got our attention the wrong way. He is placing all the blame on police and white people yet says nothing about black on black crime, unwed mothers, absence of fathers, and black penchant for being the victim. When he realizes there are many sides to the oppression issue I’ll take him seriously.

  12. This is what you get when you mix the ridiculous indoctrination associated with our decayed educational system with a politically agenda-riddled, irresponsible mainstream media. Hope the contrived race-war is the lives lost from propagating this garbage.

  13. There’s also people going to food banks every day as they can’t afford food. I don’t see Kap donating some of his ridiculous high salary he earns to help them

    Wish football players would stick to football instead of trying to be political

  14. Did this guy just get thawed out after a year in suspended animation? These message points are as stale as his glory days.

    Of course what he’s saying is correct, but I’m just not buying this “just add water instant activist”. Years of narcissism and kissing biceps and posing with guns and now he’s a freedom fighter for social justice, just like that?

    No, he’s an ultra-privileged multi-millionaire. I’m not sure what’s behind all of this, but it seems too out-of-nowhere to be legit.

  15. He should be doing this on his time and out of uniform. Just seems like he has been in melt down mode since being benched last year. The dude is doing everything he can to be a pain in the ass for the 49ers,his team and the fans . He needs to go away and pronto.

  16. You know it’s funny he has the right to sit out the national anthem but the cowboys cannot wear a patch to support the cops.

    I guess if you’re liberal you get more rights.

  17. A lot of people in this country are still mad that Obama was their president for the last eight years and will express their discontent over that by attacking anything that isn’t snow white. (Last I checked, the BLM movement isn’t snow white.)

    I’m sorry.

  18. This over privilege jerk has enjoyed the benefits of this country, a good family he grew up in, playing sports, making millions of dollar, using the services of companies and our government. If he so dislikes this country, then get the hell out, go play football in Canada or Europe. What has he done to help minorities, especially the money he makes? The Forty niners should eat his salary and cut him. Don’t need his disgusting attitude toward the USA effecting the team.

  19. valentino8100 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:32 PM
    This is what you get when you mix the ridiculous indoctrination associated with our decayed educational system with a politically agenda-riddled, irresponsible mainstream media. Hope the contrived race-war is the lives lost from propagating this garbage.

    ————————————————————-

    Hope the contrived race-war is ***worth the lives lost from propagating this garbage.

  20. Looks like hes been radicalized and this continues to be a concern for our country. NFL needs to get a hold of this before it gets ugly.

  21. Well since his career in the NFL is ending, he must be auditioning for the open spot on “The View”.

    He’ll fit right in.

    Here’s a news flash: It’s more about people with money oppressing those without money than skin color, you don’t need to have brown skin to be oppressed. Thanks for playing Kaep, here’s your years supply of Rice a Roni.

  22. kamthechancellor says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:26 PM
    Hell yeah! Kaep is fighting for justice and liberty! Lol…Hey Kaep, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is like Pat Tillman did, you fraud.
    ——–
    Haven’t you heard. Pat Tillman later realized what he was “fighting for” was a lie, drummed up by the powers that be.

    How many decades and for how many lies can people get hoodwinked for the same old off to war for “patriotism” lie. Signed, a veteran.

    Before you start throwing stones at those who’ve served I’ve always wondered how many of those barking from the cheap seats have served anything besides themselves? How many years have you given of your life to serving in the military?

    And Kaep is right…but it’s old news to those who’ve lived a life of color in america. Get over it.

  23. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -MLK

  24. The liberal press has sensationalized police violence when in fact there are only isolated incidents. Then police are attacked by black citizens seeking revenge. Colin should move to Chicago and try to make a positive impact on black crime. Instead he contributes by driving a spike into racial unrest. You are not helping anything by sitting. If you are feeling guilty for being raised by white parents and becoming a multi millionaire you can quit, give the money back and become a community organizer. Two nuns are murdered by a black criminal and there is hardly a whimper. We are not a racist nation and your actions suggest the contrary. Does racism exist, yes, but it is extreme behavior by both whites and blacks. Use your soap box for positive things not to fuel the divide.

  25. He certainly has the freedom of his opinion, like anyone else. I may not agree with it, but I do respect that he may express it. However, freedom of opinion does not also mean freedom from criticism. Like anyone else, you open yourself up to it when you’re vocal about hot-button issues.

  26. he’s selfish, plain and simple. he puts this whole limelight on himself and tarnishes his team and disrespects this country. Find another way to do it….. like twitter or go join some movement and express your issues. I can buy his concern, no problem, but not the way he did it. I don’t care what your problem is, if you live in America you stand for the anthem, no if’s and’s or but’s.

  27. I respect his opinion, even if I don’t agree with it, but he disrespected everything the American Flag stands for, and insulted every veteran that has fought and died for our freedom. Not to mention disrespecting your teammates by sitting on the bench while the rest of them stood.

    Shame on you, Kaepernick.

  28. Thousands and thousands of years of flawed human existence, and we’re supposed to create Utopia so Kap can respect our flag again. It about the veterans Kap, not the police. The boys that walked into a wall of machine gun fire at Normandy. Stop acting like an infant. #whenmytatsarenolongergettingmeattention

  29. Look, I’m really not one of those “If you don’t like it, leave it.” types of people, but lets be crystal clear. “African-Americans” are 13% of our population. “African-Americans” have SO many programs set up within our society to help them better themselves, they take from those programs, but continue to live the way they live with a victim mentality.

    The truth of the matter is, we’re 150 years past the end of slavery and we’re 50 years past the end of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement. “African-American” people have just as much opportunity in America as any other race. Look at the media, look at Hollywood, look at athletes, politicians, musicians, ect, ect, you’ll see that those areas FAR exceed the proportions when you realize that the African-American population is 13% of the entire country.

    Almost every police shooting that this moron is “protesting” has been justified and ruled on by a judge and/or jury. The absolute truth of the matter is that if you’re not into something bad, you respect the police, and you check your attitude, you won’t have a problem.

  30. If he was starting, he would have stood. With all his money and pro standing, what has he done to help people of color? Sit during the National Anthem at a preseason game? What a joke.

  31. He’s right! Most of us don’t have the Freedom to walk through a black neighborhood because they feel at Liberty to beat us up or kill us simply because we’re white. There is no Justice for us.

  32. There are clearly problems with law enforcement in the US

    but to equate the US flag to the Confederate flag is incredibly insensitive and unfair to victims of slavery and the roughly three quarters of a million people that died to end it… and to top it off he deletes the tweet and doesn’t stand up to what he said

    he is an unbelievable jerk

  33. PFT did over 5 articles on this topic so far & still receiving over a 100 comments…get over it people GOOD LORD!!!

  34. What i cant get over is how the NFL lets him get away with this?? How can they let this happen and have no recourse?
    very poor image for the league to let this continue. If you smoke weed you get suspended, but if you desecrate the flag its ok???? I as a fan, i have lost the little respect i had left for the NFL.

  35. Quit the game Kap and become a politician. You stand a better chance of enacting positive change for your social concerns.

  36. My criticism with this isn’t the sitting during the national anthem. While I think it’s deplorable and there are other ways to bring awareness to the problem, my issue here is that Kaep isn’t actually doing anything about it.

    I’d love to see him actually use this platform as a jump off point and have actionable items. Setup a community event between city residents and police. Setup fund raising. I don’t care what it is, but do SOMETHING.

  37. Oh God, here come all the Fan Boy Archie Bunkers who couldn’t spell George Washington if you spotted them the G and W. One of the freedoms that make our country great is the First Amendment. And quite frankly, no matter how unpopular the message, I support the right of the voice saying it. For those of you disagreeing with this first tenent of the Bill of Rights, maybe it is you who should leave??

  38. @flaccojumpball

    How exactly is the national anthem a celebration of slavery? Please by all means enlighten me.

  39. The TRUTH hurts White America. They fear a black man standing up for himself and for his people. WE don’t have to pledge to a nation that has treated us unjustly and that has enslaved our ancestors.

  40. and the 49ers season is over and a total circus before the year has even started, wow that’s a new one

  41. He seems not to understand that the country has never perfectly achieved its ideals. That doesn’t mean it lacks good ideals worth fighting for, or isn’t trying to get closer to them. You don’t burn it down and start from scratch because ypu can’t have a perfect life, you try to make thinga better.

    He sounds like a 6th grader who just found out life can be unfair.

  42. The only thing the dink, thats what i call him for short, is loved by the gm. The gm got chip to resurrect the dink. Gabby is an after thought. They had multi ops to get rid of
    him and passed. I see him starting week one unless things get out of hand.
    For sure a lot of teams will pass on this guy now so he kicked said gm in the …………… Fill in

  43. All jokes aside he should probably be requested to be traded to the patriots. Qb that can’t throw farther than 10 yards downfield, overhyped back-up qb, and a system that allows him to know what the defense is doing the same time their captain calls the defense. Plus the overwhelming support of not following the laws or rules (most everyone is think I’m referring to the times they’ve been caught cheating but I’m not. It’s the support of Democrats which has did nothing for minorities but blow smoke up their rear end).

  44. Blah blah blah. Typical uneducated piece of filth decides to become the latest fraud celebrity. Fools nobody. You’re cut soon, go away loser, nobody will miss you. Complete piece of crap.

  45. It is beyond amazing that every article, whether supportive, against, or neutral, is ignoring one salient fact that has influenced Kaepernick’s attitude. Who knows, maybe someone in the media will point it out sooner or later.

  46. These comments are beyond ignorant of the movement. It makes me feel like asking when’s the next Klan meeting. Slavery ended 150 years ago? Haha you’re funny. In name sure. But we are persecuted and held down every day. That’s why BLM. It’s not that your life doesn’t matter but 400 years of persecution and being brought to a country that no one wanted to go to in order to become slaves. Awful how people can possibly criticize Kap for doing the right thing.

  47. Does Colin get maximum credibility for this?

    This is either for his ego or getting out of San Fran… he’s no activist.

  48. Just as everyone had concluded he was irrelevant as a quarterback…he has now become irrelevant as a social behaviorist. Let’s just move on…

  49. “I have respect for the men and women who fought for this country.”

    It is NOT mutual, cupcake.

    You are an ENTERTAINER, you are being paid millions of dollars a year to entertain us, so – keep your mouth shut and entertain us.

    Of course you’ve got to win the job first.

    OMT – white is a color too.

  50. Instead of bashing Kap because of what he stands for why not help the situation by coming up with solutions? I thought we had freedom of speech? Or is that not for the black man?

  51. So the probable clipboard holder for the worst team in the league is taking stand? He was probably confused like he normally is on the field and this is his excuse. What’s next? That pick six I threw was to stop world hunger? That dumb look on my face is to end elder abuse.

  52. tadams198611 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:49 PM
    The TRUTH hurts White America. They fear a black man standing up for himself and for his people. WE don’t have to pledge to a nation that has treated us unjustly and that has enslaved our ancestors.
    ——–

    I see a confused bi-racial man that grew up with “white privilege” (that’s what the liberals are calling it, right?) and using his half black side to become a radical muslim and create a media storm around himself because he’s no longer a relevant athlete.

    As far as the truth hurting when a black man does anything, black men make up 6% of the population and 48% of jail cells in America, so why again would white America fear black men again?

  53. No one believes what was done to blacks in this country for two centuries was wrong more than I do. My favorite President — and it’s not even close — is Abraham Lincoln. But they were not the only race of people who were treated badly when they came here. Other nationalities were treated badly, too. If you don’t believe me, check out how the Chinese and Irish were treated when they came here, for instance.
    My own great grandmother was a full-blooded Erie Indian and she was sold as an “indentured servant” which was a nice way of saying slave.
    Here’s the problem, in my opinion, why blacks in this country have been stuck in this revolving door of inequality. Starting with Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”, blacks were told that the government would fix your problems, and that never works. It led to a feeling or “entitlement” and the result was blacks were worse off than they were before. You can’t make up 150 years later for slavery. It just can’t be done.
    I believe that in order for blacks to achieve a level of equality they want, they must look inward and realize it’s up to them, not the government to make it happen.
    Kaepernick’s problem is he has bought into the hysteria the media fosters about cops in this country. The truth is, the number of incidents where cops do something wrong to blacks is no more than anyone else. It’s just that you don’t hear about those. And more importantly, the number of incidents are actually very low. Again — the hysteria over them magnifies them immensely.
    Don’t get me wrong — when cops doing something wrong they deserve to be punished for it. But let’s not paint all cops as part of the problem because they are not.
    But the most important truth is it is the blacks themselves who can change their fortunes by taking responsibility for their own actions. The statistics don’t lie. Black on black crime is a huge problem that gets swept under the rug. There have been studies which show that over 90% of crimes against blacks are done by other blacks.
    And one of the biggest problems facing blacks is the breakdown of family. There is a direct correlation between family breakdown and youth violence — and that goes for every nationality. And that problem is not just affecting blacks today. It’s happening across the board.
    Ask Kaepernick this question — why do so many of his pro football brothers have many children with different women?
    I respect people who work hard to better themselves and their families — and I don’t care what color they are. There are millions of blacks in this country who do that. They are just like whites who do that. I do not respect blacks — or anyone else — who refuse to work hard to do that and blame everyone else for all their problems.
    I know this much. What Kaepernick is doing by insulting the Anthem and our flag will not serve to bring the races together. On the contrary, it will further serve to divide them. Because he’s insulting millions of good people who love what that Anthem and flag stand for.

  54. It’s simple disrespect from an ignorant individual. Nothing more and nothing less. Standing when the anthem of this nation is played is gesture of respect and courtesy for what this nation stands for–NOT AN ENDORSEMENT ON HOW THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION OPERATES IN ATTEMPTING TO UPHOLD WHAT THIS NATION STANDS FOR!!! This nation is made up of flawed people. This fact will never change. Grow up!!!

  55. flaccojumpball says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:30 PM
    BLM is a terrorist group? Really? The Klan is alive and well. Tell the family of Mike Brown that they need to stand for the anthem. Tell the family of Freddy Gray and Travon Martin. All innocent people murdered for no reason. That’s why Kap is protesting and I’m pumped that a famous athlete finally is taking up the cause and fully backing the movement.

    ——–
    You’re seriously going to use those three examples?? Three people that would still be alive today had they not tried to make a life out of crime. This is the prime example of why blm is a farce. These are the dudes you want to make martyrs out of…

  56. He said the American flag represents oppression, yet he’s using his freedom under the flag to say it. Freedom and oppression are two opposites. How ironic.

  57. flaccojumpball says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:53 PM
    These comments are beyond ignorant of the movement. It makes me feel like asking when’s the next Klan meeting. Slavery ended 150 years ago? Haha you’re funny. In name sure. But we are persecuted and held down every day. That’s why BLM. It’s not that your life doesn’t matter but 400 years of persecution and being brought to a country that no one wanted to go to in order to become slaves. Awful how people can possibly criticize Kap for doing the right thing.

    ——-

    First, I’d ask how ANYONE in America is currently being persecuted and held down?

    Second, I’d ask what has BLM done to help black people aside from a couple marches, a lot of rioting and burning personal property (in your own neighborhoods no less) and being responsible for the murder of SEVERAL police officers across the country?

    Third, I’d ask if you happened to remember ever reading about Europeans being shipped to Africa to be slaves during the 1500’s? I’d ask if you happened to ever read about how Africans sold their OWN people to be slaves in America and in the Caribbean Islands?

    Slavery is awful and an abomination to mankind, but lets not pretend that it hasn’t happened at one point or another to EVERY race on this planet. I mean, it still goes on today in some countries.

  58. vesh31 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:21 PM
    Then leave and go somewhere else Colin

    —–

    He’s standing up for what he believes, and most of us see, is happening in some parts of the US. Well, actually he’s sitting down, but whatever.

    So are you saying that you don’t want someone who wants the US to be a better country to live in the US? You’d rather them leave and the US continue down the path of allowing things like police brutality to keep on going right along? You’d rather he didn’t say anything and just hope everything is ok, don’t worry, it’ll all be fine, who cares about 1 or 2 or 10 or 50 or 100000 people who have their to freedom and privacy trampled on?

    Interesting stance.

  59. He’s right there is no justice for a lot of black people. Those black people being the young black men who are shot dead in the street by other black men who.

  60. tangotwo22 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:39 PM
    The liberal press has sensationalized police violence when in fact there are only isolated incidents.
    ——–
    How dare you attempt to minimize the taking of even a single life, no matter their color.

    You’ve no idea how many men of color have been killed by the hands of law enforcement. You live a life of privilege because you aren’t being stalked, and stopped for DWB aka driving while black.

    Bunch of right wing mumbo jumbo you’re regurgitating from Rush Windbag.

    Fact: Even the police aren’t keeping national statistics on how many blacks and latinos are wrongfully murdered by the hands of police.

    A respectable individual would ask themselves the question – Why is that?

  61. How is it okay for anyone to openly say they will disobey the laws of our land if future gun control laws require they hand over their guns, yet they attack someone who lawfully exercises his right to peaceful protest by sitting during the national anthem. So, it seems that respect is a one way street. They don’t see any problem with thumbing their nose at the laws of the land, but have a big problem with someone who exercises his rights within the confines of the law. Ammo hoarders these days are such a silly crowd.

    I will LMAO if Hillary appoints Obama to the Supreme Court. I’d give it a 50/50 chance today.

  62. To all of you “he has the right to express himself” people… while I do agree, he does have that right, but could you imagine if a white player expresses himself by calling him the “n” word? By your logic that would be ok too.

    Expression goes both ways… he has the right to express himself and I have the right to gripe about how he expresses himself.

  63. Alonestar, I’ll forgive any ignorance here. But tell me what other people were shipped to a country that they didn’t want to go to in order to do work as slaves? The Irish were never slaves either. African Americans were treated the worst out of any race known to man. I don’t know you. It seems you speak from privilege and that’s up to you if you want to own up to it and make yourself aware of your own inherent privledge in order to help others. We were taken 400 years ago across the world as cheap labor.

  64. flaccojumpball says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:08 PM
    Alonestar, I’ll forgive any ignorance here. But tell me what other people were shipped to a country that they didn’t want to go to in order to do work as slaves? The Irish were never slaves either. African Americans were treated the worst out of any race known to man. I don’t know you. It seems you speak from privilege and that’s up to you if you want to own up to it and make yourself aware of your own inherent privledge in order to help others. We were taken 400 years ago across the world as cheap labor.

    Google the Barbary Slave Trade.

  65. He should check the stats on black on black crime. I have no federal funded programs helping me and my family EVER. Since he’s half white he should have has one ass cheek on the bench.

  66. A lot of People have Fought and Died for His Right to do just what he is doing.

    Like it or not, Respect it.

  67. Snowdood. Travon was wearing a hoodie down a street. Surely was a criminal. Mike Brown? Alton Sterling? Seems like you approve of the cops using excessive force to kill innocent men. I don’t expect you to fully understand the cause but respect it.

  68. People… The excuse is coming for Kap to not be the starter…. It’s a racist move to a white QB.. Get rid of him now… I was starting to hope him back to form but now I want nothing to do for him and this team… He is a poor excuse for a professional player!!!!!!

  69. Why should the NFL have a PR disaster b/c Kap is an abject idiot hypocrite? If I were Goodell, I’d tell the media that Kap is a liberal nutjob and watches MSNBC 24/7, that’s why he’s so crazy.

    If a player speaks out, WHY is his employer to blame? When someone isn the Obama administration speaks out, the media NEVER blames Obama or his tyrannical fed govt.

  70. Yeah, because we wouldn’t have know any of these things were happening without his “second-string-to-Blaine-Gabbert” a** sitting on the bench…where he will be for the rest of his career…

  71. skawh: “You’ve no idea how many men of color have been killed by the hands of law enforcement”

    And none of us have no real idea and you choose to ignore anyways how many men of color have been killed by the hands of other men of color. Why is that swept under the rug?

  72. This guy is a joke. You are aloud to speak your mind cause of what our flag stands for!!! Just shut your pie hole

  73. How convenient….starts dating a Muslim BLM protester/leader, converts to Islam and now hates America. Didn’t see that one coming. There are more blacks killed by other blacks in America yet he doesn’t seem to care about that.

  74. “I will stand ince i percieve those injustices are solved”

    Lol dude you wont be standing or sitting in a nfl sideline in a year from now, maybe even this season.

  75. “I have great respect for our men and women that fought for this country,”
    ====================================

    But you’re telling me that the American flag I wore on my right shoulder when I was in firefights represents oppression. Of course you’re using your freedom under the flag to say that, which is ironic. So I have no respect for you or your kind. I despise you.

  76. illmatic8582 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:15 PM
    RaCiSt…come out to playyyyyy

    ———————
    Kapernick did, hence the uproar.

  77. @alonestartexan Blacks were sold into slavery by blacks. There were also whites sold into slavery. If you really want to blame someone, blame the black Africans that sold your ancestors into slavery 400 years ago. It surely wasn’t an American-born trade practice. Secondly, Kap and other blacks need to address gang-banging and other black-on-black crime/murder. More blacks are killed by other blacks than “racist police”. But those are just silly facts. Continue on with whatever narrative you choose.

  78. “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”
    ―Nelson Mandela

  79. Tell the family of Freddy Gray and Travon Martin. All innocent people murdered for no reason. That’s why Kap is protesting and I’m pumped that a famous athlete finally is taking up the cause and fully backing the movement.

    All of the officers in the Freddy Gray case were found innocent. Gray was murdered? An African American judge, Judge Rice dismissed all of the cases. An over zealous state prosecutor did not prove her case beyond a reasonable doubt. It is a tragedy the man died. Did he severe his spine banging his head against the police van as a fellow passenger said? Did he sever his spine jumping over one the walls when he was chased? We don’t know. Just as we don’t know if he was murdered by police.

  80. His twitter feed is interesting…..especially considering who his Fiance is.

    He is grasping at his last strawls of fame to help her agenda.

  81. Kaepernick talks about “oppressed” people. One has to ask, has he ever been to North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba? This is typical leftwing hype. Notice, the posters on this comment board who bring up black on black violence are called names, mocked, insulted, and even ridiculed without ONE factual rebuttal to what they have to say. How 13% of the population can commit 52% of the murders (FACT) and be “oppressed” is beyond credulity. So is the ignorance of this Kaepernick jerk.

  82. If Colin did this while he was a SB QB…aka a somebody, then I wouldn’t agree with him, but I’d respect him more. Right now it looks more like he wishes he mattered so he’s making a “stand” … to get the spotlight back. Not buying it!

  83. You’re just setting it up so when you get booted from the league you’ll claim racism. News flash bro, when a black youth walks down the street and sees a group of black youths approaching he gets scared. Why? Because he KNOWS he’s in danger. Fix THAT man. Fix the fact that the leading cause of death among black youth IS black youth. Fix THAT. Underage black mothers. Fix THAT. Until you address black on black crime just shut up man. Shut up.

  84. Geez, I didn’t realize he was making a statement by sitting on the bench. I just figured he was getting in some extra practice time for his new role on the team!

  85. Not that he’ll read this, but here’s a point of correction for you. Hillary did not specifically call any person of any color, age, or demographic other than conviction rate a super predator. She used that term for habitual repeat offenders of any race.
    The problem with it that you might want to highlight is the way it lumped together rather minor convictions with 1 major to “earn” the super predator label. There’s flaws with that, but it’s not racist since anyone can fall into that trap.

  86. For all the liberal people defending his actions would you feel the same if he protested because he was anti-abortion or anti-gay rights?

    For all the conservative people bashing his actions would you feel the same if he protested because he was anti-abortion or anti-gay rights?

    It’s sad what has become of this country, how decisive and closed-minded people can be. I find his actions disgraceful but I do have to give him credit for causing great debate between the two sides and I’ve seen excellent points come from each side. So in a screwed up way he’s accomplishing something.

  87. glenne81 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:11 PM

    A lot of People have Fought and Died for His Right to do just what he is doing.

    Like it or not, Respect it.
    ==============================
    A lot of people have fought and died, and I myself served this nation and that flag that he spits upon, for my right to not be forced to ‘Respect it’.

    Yes, it is his right, but no, I will not ‘Respect it’. Respect is earned and he has not earned any.

  88. If there were a specific policy which Kaepernick wanted to be changed, and he wasn’t willing to stand for the National Anthem until it were changed, his appeal would make better sense to me than it does. But if he’s somehow waiting for inequality and oppression to disappear from life more generally, he will be waiting for awhile. Surely, no one anywhere is saying: “Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the National Anthem. We’d better change our policies on policing, violence, and oppression.”

    In the end, I suspect that his gestures, while showing his solidarity, will be full of sound and fury but influencing nothing.

  89. He’s obviously talking about Brittanee Drexel and other like her…… If you don’t know the story, just Google it. We should all be rioting and chanting slogans like “white lives matter”.

  90. What needs to happen is people need to stop looking to others for help. White, black, brown etc. everyone in America has opportunities to be successful. CK message while fine, really doesn’t do anything. From rural West Virginia to urban areas like Houston or LA there are people who need to work harder to get ahead, but they in no way means they don’t have opportunities.

  91. Does the NFL allow all political statements during games? Some? If not, then the NFL and the 49ers are engaging in selective enforcement and are thus really balancing a thin line when it comes to speech (or political activity during a game) and employee civil rights. Frankly allowing some, but not all, is a violation of the law.

    Maybe the NFL should control what the viewer sees on TV, and make all Kap images that of fly (ok, that’s unfair to fly).

  92. How is sitting during the national anthem going to help anybody? He should write to the president expressing his concerns. This is a distraction the 49ers do not need. It doesn’t look good to sit during the anthem. The G.M. should get rid of him. Kap is an anti-American bum. Love it or leave it Kap!!!!

  93. By my count there are 110 black players/coaches in the Hall of Fame out of 303 total players/coaches. That’s over 36% of the total when the black population in the US is a little over 13%.

    So what’s your point again Colin?

  94. Did he mention anything about the African American President who’s Administration ultimately bears responsibility for the last 8 years of race relations?

  95. Kaepernick says — “That’s something, that, this country stands for liberty, freedom, justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now”. …

    Perhaps the biggest “injustice” surrounding Kaepernick is that he is GUARANTEED an 8 figure salary this year and he is not even good enough to be the starting QB.

    There are a lot of other players on his team that have more risk of injury and contribute more to the team, but will never make $10,000,000 in their career. Is he going to make a scene about that lack of “justice”???

  96. Pat Tillman was an idiot. He could have done a lot more to make the world a better place had he remained a highly-paid athlete/celebrity. Getting killed by friendly fire on the other side of the planet didn’t help anyone

  97. He started the fire and is pouring on the gasoline to put it out.

    Next step claim to be misunderstood and call everyone ignorant.

    Then the no apology that “he should have expressed himself in a different manner.”

    He can never retract his immoral love of crime and criminals and his obscene contempt and hatred of every American citizen.

  98. vbe2 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:39 PM

    glenne81 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:11 PM

    A lot of People have Fought and Died for His Right to do just what he is doing.

    Like it or not, Respect it.
    ==============================
    A lot of people have fought and died, and I myself served this nation and that flag that he spits upon, for my right to not be forced to ‘Respect it’.

    Yes, it is his right, but no, I will not ‘Respect it’. Respect is earned and he has not earned any

    ========================

    As per usual fanatical diatribe….you need to exaggerate the facts to fit your lame argument. I doubt you even served, your just a lazy patriot wannabe. Your closed minded comments are less respectful than a man’s right to choose. In fact, that makes him more of a Patriot as defined by the founding fathers than you.

  99. glenne81 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:11 PM

    A lot of people have fought and died, and I myself served this nation and that flag that he spits upon, for my right to not be forced to ‘Respect it’.

    Yes, it is his right, but no, I will not ‘Respect it’. Respect is earned and he has not earned any.
    ——
    Newsflash and Reality check. Who you “respect” is nobody’s business but yours. Kaep could care less.

    To suggest that “respect is earned” is a myth – a lie. Wake up son. It’s like love…People love you, until they don’t. No need to continue with the myth, or story of “I need to be respected by others.” Who others choose to respect is their business and not yours. Experience freedom from within when you’re no longer dependent on someone else’s respect…that myth began in your childhood…about the same time you began to manipulate others to gain their love and approval.

    Grow up…or not…it’s a choice.

    Besides, I don’t think Kaep is listening to all the naysayers.

  100. ee00ee says:

    Not that he’ll read this, but here’s a point of correction for you. Hillary did not specifically call any person of any color, age, or demographic other than conviction rate a super predator. She used that term for habitual repeat offenders of any race.
    ====================================

    Hillary said Robert Byrd was her mentor. He was an Exalted Cyclops (recruiter) in his local KKK chapter.

  101. Colin, if you see a problem be a man and offer a solution and go out and work to correct it. Sitting down for the National Anthem and saying it was because of social injustice is easy…working with others to fix the issue will show you really believe in the issue.

  102. some reporter should tell him flat out “did u know that blacks in inner cities are 19x more likely to be shot by another black than by a cop of any color?” freaking idiot

  103. If Kaepernick is concerned about justice, where is the justice for Americans killed or injured by illegal aliens living freely in 300 sanctuary cities? Where is the justice for all of the citizens who are unemployed because foreigners who will work for less are allowed to be here? Where is the justice for citizens who bear the cost of medical care for illegal aliens who do not pay? No, Kaepernick sees “injustice” in criminals being shot by police. Because he “knows” those criminals were treated “unjustly”.

  104. Every time one of these “race” articles appear the “blame game” begins by commenter’ s.

    Phase one of the blame game.

    Black on black crime is caused by blacks and blacks shouldn’t blame whites.

    Correct.

    Phase two of the game, or rather an honest conversation about how so many inner city blacks remain in such a *ellhole most cannot identify with, never begins, because it’s immediately assumed that blacks growing up in gang riddled ghetto’s with the worst schools, and facilities, “have the same opportunity” as those that weren’t or aren’t raised in that environment. Or blacks are just, wait for it, the centuries old stereotype – lazy.

    The argument that America is same an equal is a joke. So get over yourselves and the same old tired argument that blacks just do it to themselves. For you’re either born into poverty, or you aren’t. And those who do make it out and have productive lives consider themselves blessed.

    Regarding Kaep, I feel sorry for the loss of that entire franchise and that what it once was, is now gone.

  105. tangotwo22 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:39 PM
    The liberal press has sensationalized police violence when in fact there are only isolated incidents.
    ——–
    How dare you attempt to minimize the taking of even a single life, no matter their color.

    You’ve no idea how many men of color have been killed by the hands of law enforcement. You live a life of privilege because you aren’t being stalked, and stopped for DWB aka driving while black.

    Bunch of right wing mumbo jumbo you’re regurgitating from Rush Windbag.

    Fact: Even the police aren’t keeping national statistics on how many blacks and latinos are wrongfully murdered by the hands of police.

    A respectable individual would ask themselves the question – Why is that?

    ________________________________________

    That’s a good question. My answer is if you put yourself in harm’s way by doing something you shouldn’t be doing, the odds are the outcome will be less than favorable for you.
    Let’s not forget that the great majority of those who have trouble with the police are disobeying the law, and many of them have a history of crime in their background.
    And — let us also not forget that cops have to go to work in neighborhoods where many young people have been told all their lives that they are the enemy.
    I’d love to take all the cop haters and liberals and put a police uniform on them and ask them to go out at night and work in these big cities for about a year and see how they feel after that. And if they’re married, ask their wives how they feel when they watch them leave, not knowing if they’ll come back in the morning. Walk a mile in a cop’s shoes and see how you feel then.
    When 9-11 happened, a black guy I worked with said something very profound. He said he is dead set against racial profiling, but if he got on a plane and there was a guy sitting next to him who was from the Middle East, he’d say this to him: “nothing personal Homey, but how about showing me what’s under that turban?” He was being funny, but the reality is there’s some truth to that.
    And anyone who says they don’t look at people from the Middle East a little different after 9-11 is not being truthful, in my opinion. It’s only natural to feel that way. It doesn’t mean you’re a racist, it means that you are more aware of them being from the Middle East than you were before 9-11.

  106. @jumpballflacco : Did you honestly say Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray were………….innocent??????? Did they deserve to die? No, but innocent?!?! Please dude.

  107. flaccojumpball says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:27 PM
    Absolutely correct. Shaun King supports him. We all support Kap. The song is a celebration of slavery in America. If you changed the anthem to God Bless America like it should have happened maybe change will begin. Kap is not wrong here but anyone that criticizes him is.
    —————————————————————

    Saying Shaun King supports him is as hurtful to him as the people who claim the KKK supports Hillary or Trump.

    That guy is a clown playing all of you fools.

  108. Question for Kap: Let’s hear an instance of Trump being ‘openly racist’. He’s been in the public eye for 40+ years and NEVER was called ‘openly racist’ until he ran against a democrat.

  109. Is it just that this idiot will make $11.1 Million for doing nothing while people of color across the nation are put out of work by a corrupt administration who is giving jobs to illegal aliens?

    Donate those $11.1 Million to the inner cities and DON’T write it off on your taxes. THEN you might have a soap box to stand on.

  110. I don’t see BLM protesting black men murdering other black men. I don’t see BLM addressing the gang problem in black communities. And I damn sure didn’t see BLM helping black people (or anyone else) in Louisiana who were impacted by the recent widespread flooding. Do you know what I did see? Police officers and firefighters rescuing people of all skin colors. I saw people of all skin colors using their own boats to rescue people.
    I haven’t seen Colin doing ANYTHING to help black people besides sit his ass on a bench during the national anthem. Words are cheap, and empty gestures are easy.

  111. He’s not important enough or good enough to make a statement. It will fall on deaf ears in 2 months.

  112. This kid has no idea what the real world is like
    He is a spoiled rich punk
    11 million bucks to carry a clip board what does he know about anyone suffering

  113. Kelly Thomas, Philando Castille, Tamir Rice, Amadou Diallo, Zach Hammond, Antonio Zambrano-Montes….

    On and on

    People of all colors and social status are getting blasted by keystone cops. Who have no business with a weapon.

    Yet people only lose their … when someone doesn’t stand for a song

  114. He picked the wrong avenue for expressing his concerns. Oddly, he has no problem with the actual violence many of these people were committing, or the violence perpetrated every single day bly people on each other (Chicago for example). Same goes for BLM. A few controversial police incidents are a gnat on the elephant in the room.

    Since Kaepernick decided to speak about political parties and candidates, I think I can comment on this here. I’m failing to see anything racist about Trump. Nobody ever called him a racist before he opposed the Democratic Party. Calling a person a racist seems to be a default tactic for them. So is stirring up racial tension prior to an election. It’s aproven formula for them to boost their voter turnout numbers. All Trump has said is he wants to enforce borders, enforce the law, and halt immigration “…until we get this situation figured out.” Quite reasonable really. Where he gets in trouble is not speaking in politically correct terms, without a teleprompter….shotting from the hip. Since we only have 6 major news outlets (as opposed to 50 outlets 30 years ago), it’s easy for the media conglomerates to control the spin, and ultimately the outcome of elections. People need to wise up. African Americans are not being served by the Democratic Party, which coincidently is the party of The Klan, which so many people seem to think is alive and well. I can just as easily find a Black Panther that supports Hillary Clinton. That doesn’t make her a racist, does it? But that speech she gave to a black church where she immitated an old southern’ negro dialect “I don’t know nuthin’ bout birthin’ no babies…” sure sounded racist to me. By casting Trump as a racist, Hillary seeks to unite the fringe elements of the Democratic Party and moderates on the right, creating a One Party/Super Party government. We should all be very careful. At worst, 4 years of Trump means we get to remake the system. 8 years of Hillary means there will be no going back.

  115. So, Mr. Eloquence……err Kaepernick believes he is making a difference by sitting his rump on the bench during the National Anthem.

    He is disrespecting the same country/flag/people that:

    1. Provides HIM the freedom to pursue the life of his dreams.
    2. Have sacrificed their lives for their country through the many wars and conflicts of this GREAT nation.
    3. Are his teammates that have lost loved ones that served in the military.
    4. Provides freedom to ALL people.
    5. Understands that 99% of people are not racists, just a few incidents that the liberal media continues to push the divide. It is their agenda.
    6. Most cops make a pittance and only want to go home safely to their families. EVERY conflict is now fodder for the liberal news, some including African American police that have to take down an African American.
    7. Slavery was anhiliated by the Republicans….by CONSERVATIVES over 150 years ago. The 1960s brought about great change in the African American communities. Today’s America is as inclusive as it ever has been.
    8. Before the last 2 years, it seems that the Obama Administration, and the far LEFT, have continued the agenda to separate and divide. The pandering of Clinton to the African American community is painfully obvious-continuing the divide, while not offering anything of usefulness to bring our country together.
    9. Our country elected an African American President. Think about that! He may have us under the brink of financial disaster, a foreign relations mess, and a country that he is “leading” he has been an agent in it’s divide. He was to be the Great unifier, but that did not happen. Nonetheless, he was elected……somehow-TWICE! Yikes……
    10. You stand for the flag, even though the country imperfect. Why? It is simple respect. If you sit, you are open to a floodgate of criticism, and rightfully so
    11. If you hates cops so much-start a community/police initiative locally!!!! You are providing ZERO worth to your supposed stance.
    12. Next time you pass a military person, show some respect and offer to open the door for them, buy their lunch, shake their hand…….DON’T SPIT IN THEIR FACE by sitting on your rump.

  116. Kap I have great respect for you as a person. You have probably played your last game with Niners but will never forget your bold statement. To you Trump angry bigots…..shame on you. Kap loves his country more than you for speaking out! Put your tired flags away and wake up!

    Forever#7

  117. All good points. I think you can still stand for the anthem and use your platform to make those points, but as a symbol of protest it certainly helped to garner some attention. I have to admit when I see how he backed it up it doesn’t offend me as much.

  118. pantherpro says:
    Aug 28, 2016 10:38 PM

    Kap I have great respect for you as a person. You have probably played your last game with Niners but will never forget your bold statement. To you Trump angry bigots…..shame on you. Kap loves his country more than you for speaking out! Put your tired flags away and wake up!

    Forever#7

    duece5 says:

    If you think this is a conservative versus liberal issue…..YOU ARE WRONG.

    This is a matter of respect. This is a matter of integrity.

    His sitting is like spitting in the face of military people OF ALL COLORS.

    It’s sad you hate our country.

    The fact that we all stand during the National Anthem, white, blacks, and Latinos, is that we understand we have a great country-not perfect.

    If you hate our country-please leave. Go to Russia, go to Cuba, go to North Korea-see how they treat you.

    Please…..put your feeling to rest-you live in the most free country on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. dropanotherpassadams says:
    Aug 28, 2016 9:32 PM
    When will ALL Americans finally see that the upper 1% is screwing the rest of us,regardless of color.I love my country but can not stand our corrupt politicians.

    ———-

    I think the theme of helping your fellow Americans instead of winning at all costs is something that needs to change in America regardless of the income bracket a person is in. There are plenty of top 50% not helping the bottom 50%. It’s not just the ultra rich who have to change. Pursuit of the American Dream is about having the opportunity for a good life. It has been mangled into a much greedier and selfish concept and it needs to go back to what was originally intended.

  120. For those that choose to call Trump a racist, the strategy of the Left when they have no answer, think about this:

    Donald Trump is a man of 69 years of age. He has employed tens of thousands of people-including African Americans and Latinos over a career of 45 years!

    He has never been accused of being a racist by any of his current/past employees. NOBODY!!!!!!!!

    If Trump was truly a racist, they would be lined out the door to take it to him. Obviously, that is not the case.

    That is the litmus test. So, please liberals-come up with something substantial.

    Donald Trump was only accused by liberals when he started to run for office-because it is pure political strategy.

    It is time for Kaep and those angry at cops to do something constructive:

    -how is the systemic black on black crime-especially in Obama’s hometown going to cease?
    22 African Americans killed by African Americans last weekend alone!!!! No news coverage, no nothing, and the killing continues…….sad beyond sad! Create something with your millions Kaep for Chicago youthfor community involvement.

    -where is the help for those in Louisiana? Where is BLM for Louisiana families???????? Why did Obama wait till after his vacation to visit???

    -The liberal media would rather make controversial stories regarding police, versus today’s largest problems concerning the African American community: education, jobs, crime, drugs, lethargy.

    Everything is now racially stirred by a LEFT agenda.

    Purely pathetic and sad!

  121. he’s just trying to frame his inevitable trip to the unemployment line as a matter of politics rather than ability to throw the ball. Nice try, we see thru it.

  122. This controversy is of Kapernick’s making and has nothing to do with him playing professional football. Its going to get him cut and I say good riddance to the walking tattoo who is not an asset to the 49ers team. He is an unwelcome distraction.

  123. Sad to say, but he’d probably be being taken more seriously if he was an All-Pro.

    The hot takers are getting the vapors today.

  124. @ tadams198611 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 6:45 PM
    We don’t have to pledge to a nation that enslaved our ancestors.

    I am not under the ignorant presumption that there is not a race problem here in America. However, in all due respect, you are not pledging to the flag that enslaved your ancestors. You are pledging to the flag that freed your ancestors. Don’t lose sight that many of us have ancestors who died fighting for the North because they thought it was unconscionable for one man to own another.
    Also, I did like your earlier MLK quotes.

  125. Just remember Kaepernick, the only protection provided by the First Amendment is that you will not be arrested for what you have to say.

    It offers zero protection from criticism nor does it force private organizations to tolerate your point of view.

    So, when the 49ers jettison you, don’t start crying about how your First Amendment rights are being violated. They aren’t. You are just being shown the door by people tired of having to listen to your rhetoric.

  126. So your BLACK father left your WHITE mother before you were born, she gave you to a WHITE mother and father that gave you your name, raised you and contributed to your success, and WHITE people are the problem in this coutry. Yea right.

  127. MisterFuji said, “how can anyone argue that point”

    Well it’s EASY to argue, has Kaepernick been shot by a political leader for what he just said?? Is he allowed to speak his mind or disrespect the flag for a cause?? Is he being judged by fans and media people?? Of course, that’s their right like its his right to do what he did….see I argued my point. We still have Liberty, freedom and justice because if we didn’t then he wouldn’t be able to get away with saying what he said.

    The one thing I agree with him on… The lack of good presidential canadiates

  128. savethenflfirerogergoodell says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:34 PM
    what a disrespectful punk!

    somebody have this jerk move to Afganistan…

    don’t like it here buddy??? Please leave!
    ——
    If you were black in America in 1960 they said that too. Blacks who refused to tow the line, or were educated, were called “uppity N-word.”

    Same old America, different day.

  129. America the most racist place you can live. Just waiting to hear about something horrific to happen. Too many racist people top much murders too much hate. That’s the only thing the American flag stands for. Just travel the world and see how others view Americans

  130. I personally think our taxes are too high, our healthcare system is a wreck and yeah, maybe there is such a thing as police brutality. I let my disagreement with things guide my hand on election day. I don’t disrespect my country because there are a few faults.

  131. tadams198611 says:
    We don’t have to pledge to a nation that enslaved our ancestors.

    –Nor will you give up the freedoms and opportunities she gives you. As a Vet, I’ve been to places where people are truly oppressed. Come and talk to me after you’ve done the same.

  132. This is a joke. With all of you going off on a man’s right. We all talk about who did this and that for our country. What about God!!!! The problem here is not what Kap or you joke of responder are saying. We have remove God from this Country. It was God who won our wars in the first place. That is who did it. Jesus is what missing. Without him there can be no change. What give you are anyone else the right to judge another man. You all make me sick. If we pulled your sheet back what would you be. Bring God back to school,work place,sports,streets and then we will see a change. You posters are so funny. Like what you say will change the outcome of Kap in the NFL. You just don’t have anything to do with your time. This is the most fun you will have this week.

  133. He’s got a point.

    The “leave if you don’t like it” argument is ridiculous. You fight for something you believe in. I’d venture to say he believes in this country and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but does that mean when something’s really screwed up we can’t say anything about it?

    He brought greater attention to a national issue in a really peaceful way. Dude’s got more courage than most.

  134. If Krap was serious about this fake stance, he would either cover up or remove that little American Flag on his helmet. or any where else on his uniform.

    What would the NFL have to say about that?

    So, Krap is still the phony he always was.

  135. Talk is real cheap. The historical fact is that no other country has provided opportunity for upward mobility to as many individuals from different cultures as the U.S.A. has. It aint perfect but most people will give anyone a chance despite the prejudices we ALL harbor as part of human nature. Instead of labeling everyone a racist, accept some responsibility and stop expecting others to solve all your problems.

  136. Did Colin say anything negative about the military…No
    So why do ignorant people bring up the military.
    Let’s stay on point here people….He said racial injustice.
    That is what we need to be talking about.
    And until we can be true to ourselves and have meaningful conversations on that topic…I say you all are the morons!

  137. Aug 28, 2016 9:32 PM – dropanotherpassadams says: When will ALL Americans finally see that the upper 1% is screwing the rest of us,regardless of color….

    Who is this “upper 1%”? People making over $10 million a year? Like Kaepernick?

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