Colin Kaepernick has the right to express himself.
He has the right to let the country know he's a jerk.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.Poor Kaepernick. So oppressed.
His latest refusal to stand for the anthem -- he has done this in at least one other preseason game -- came before the 49ers' preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
Check out Kaepernick's Twitter feed. It's almost nothing but retweets of black oppression/white supremacy/anti-American stuff.
He retweeted this on August 26:
Folks always want to make it seem like White Supremacy is whiteness gone wild. No. It's a standard 🇺🇸 practice. pic.twitter.com/xZMv8zLb2C— LEFT (@LeftSentThis) August 26, 2016
White supremacy is a standard American practice.
There are a lot of highly paid African Americans in the NFL. The NBA is overwhelmingly black. Players are multi-millionaires.
Who the hell is the most powerful individual in the United States?
Apparently, Americans really suck at oppressing black people.
The racial divisiveness some are bent on promoting is truly sad.
Black orphan adopted by loving white family. Grows up to become millionaire who bitches about how racist America is.https://t.co/Ni3oAdGP3I— Gavin McInnes (@Gavin_McInnes) August 27, 2016