Kaepernick declines to stand for the national anthem

Kaepernick declines to stand for the national anthem
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[Ed. – Fool’s been in San Francisco too long.  This won’t help his arm come back.]

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game Friday out of protest against America’s treatment of “black people and people of color.”

Kaepernick told NFL media he made his own decision to protest the playing of the anthem during the game against the Green Bay Packers, saying he felt an obligation to stand with “people that are oppressed.”

“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. “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.”

[Note: this Army Ranger didn’t take Kaepernick’s decision too well. – Ed.]

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