Last month, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick turned on America when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game.
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.”
After Kaepernick’s stunt, many other NFL players began sitting or kneeling during the national anthem to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter. One of these players was Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos, who took a knee during the national anthem at his team’s season-opening game last Thursday night. Unfortunately for him, however, this move quickly came back to bite him in a big way.
While it was within Marshall’s rights to kneel during our national anthem, it was also within his sponsors’ rights to drop him for his actions, and that’s exactly what they did. Mad World News reported that Air Academy Federal Credit Union was the first to drop the disrespectful player on Monday, and they were quickly followed by CenturyLink.
Things got worse when a patriotic fan showed up to the Broncos’ practice field and set ablaze an orange t-shirt with Marshall’s name on it. Despite all the backlash, Marshall is refusing to back down, and the reason he gave shows just how stupid he really is.
“It’s an evil world. It’s a hateful world,” Marshall said. “I’m not here to spread hate. I’m not here to respond to the hate. I’m here to spread love and positivity.”
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