Over the weekend, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned on America on Friday when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Now, it has been revealed that Kaepernick has actually been protesting against police for weeks. According to Mediaite, Kaepernick has been wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs at football practice ever since August 10.
— John Breech (@johnbreech) September 1, 2016
The socks seem to show caricatures of pigs wearing blue police hats, and it’s not clear how long Kaepernick has been wearing them.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 1, 2016
Tonight, Kaepernick is set to take the field for the first time since his protest. He says he plans to once again sit down during the national anthem.
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