Victor Cruz Has Strong Opinion on Kaepernick Sitting During National Anthem


While it was widely reported that most of the players around the league agreed with Colin Kaepernick’s posture on not standing for the National Anthem and American flag, one Giants star was in total disagreement.

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz made it known to USA Today and reporters that he disagreed with Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem.


“I think, personally, the flag is the flag. Regardless of how you feel about the things that are going on in America today and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things like that. You’ve got to respect the flag and stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there. You’re with your team, and you pledge your allegiance to the flag and the national anthem as a team, and then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are. Colin is his own man. He decided to sit down and sit out and that’s his prerogative. But from a personal standpoint, I think you have to stand out there with your team and understand that this is a game and understand that what’s going on in the country.”

The main thing we have to remember is that Cruz’s statement and opinion are his right “as an American” and should be respected just like Kaepernick’s.

I don’t agree with Cruz’s statement that “the flag is the flag” — insinuating that we as black men in this country should literally just “stand’ for anything.

52 thoughts on “Victor Cruz Has Strong Opinion on Kaepernick Sitting During National Anthem

  • victor just forced his way on my s%$# list, a cute coon aint &%$

  • Sorry Cruz but you are wrong. Did the founding fathers continue to stand and pledge allegiance to the British flag once they deemed themselves oppressed? No, they did not. At least the talk of rebellion is not in the air, but it could go that way if things don’t get fixed…something I would not like to see happen. As a veteran I have risked my life to defend this country and her interests…and yours. Kap has a right to protest any way he sees fit. You are right about one thing, this is bigger than Kap and that is exactly why he did something about it. This issue of injustice is bigger than you too, and your team, and the NFL so take a seat if you can’t rise to the occasion while other Black men stand up.

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