America’s village idiot has responded to Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem.
In protest of police brutality against African-Americans, the San Francisco quarterback sat down during the national anthem and then explained his actions to the press afterward.
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. 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.
Of course, conservative have been losing their shit ever since, with many calling Kaepernick the N-word.
And Sarah Palin went even further on Monday by calling for Kaepernick to suffer some physical harm in retaliation.
America – let’s sack this ungrateful punk.
Kaepernick – yeah, you’re really ‘down with the oppressed’ in this nation. Enjoying your $114 million contract, your previous adoring fans, sucking up a life of luxury… GOD AND COUNTRY GAVE YOU THIS OPPORTUNITY. You can’t acknowledge that? Then on behalf of every Vet I’m privileged to know: GET THE HELL OUT.
For those of you unfamiliar with football terminology, a “sack” is when the defense tackles the quarterback while he still has the ball. Some sacks have been particularly brutal and those on the receiving end of them can be seriously injured.
No doubt, there are conservative Sarah Palin zombies out there who are taking what the trailer park queen says seriously.
Just because Kaepernick chose to make a stand for an issue he believes in doesn’t mean he doesn’t respect our troops.
Also, Palin seems to be suggesting that wealthy people shouldn’t have a right to protest wrongs in this country, which is bullshit because wealthy Americans have rights, too.
Not only do we have the freedom of speech and the freedom to protest, it was our military who fought for those very rights that Kaepernick exercised on Friday.
And in doing so, he followed in the footsteps of legendary athletes like Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. Ali refused to enter the service when he was drafted to go to Vietnam and Robinson refused to stand for the national anthem as well in protest of the way blacks have been treated in this country.
Conservatives need to keep their mouths shut about this. Because if not standing for the national anthem is more upsetting to them than human beings being unjustly killed in the streets, they’re the ones who should feel free to leave this country.
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