Here is why Colin Kaepernick didn’t stand for the National Anthem in his own words.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday’s game. “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.”
“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. … If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”
Seems like a reasonable request, because any rational person would want minorities to be treated better in this country right?
Here is what is going on his social media spaces at the moment.
Yeah. How dare Colin Kaepernick criticize the treatment of black people in America. pic.twitter.com/64gLmEfRJo
— Erik (@SikkCaden) August 27, 2016
Flip the pages for the rest.