As LU noted yesterday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game with the Green Bay Packers to protest America’s treatment of “black people and people of color.” It would seem ironic if Kaepernick, who signed a 6-year, $114,000,000 contract with the team, was including income inequality among his grievances. Then again, Kaepernick, like another individual who refused to place his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem, is half-white. So maybe it’s his white half that’s earning the big bucks.
In any case, Kaepernick was not the only person at the game who failed to honor the nation. As Twitchy notes, a Marine in attendance didn’t stand, though not of his own choosing:
Kaepernick refusing to stand for natl anthem is his right. Here's a Marine, who can't stand, because he defended it pic.twitter.com/mLjTUPQ2pm
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 27, 2016
The man in the photo is Marine Corps Sgt. Zachary Stinson, pictured with members of the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball team. He lost both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan in 2010.
Needless to say, the tweet is getting nearly as much play as Kaepernick’s silly protest.