Again, no one seems to understand the simplicity of Colin Kaepernick’s protest. For those who seem to find this extremely difficult, let’s map this out for you,
- Colin Kaepernick was in silent protest weeks before a reporter specifically asked why he sat during the National Anthem.
- Colin Kaepernick has specifically mentioned his protest has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with any disrespect to the military. He has even went as far as meeting privately with someone in the military to talk specifics which led from sitting to kneeling
- He has not once went out his way to speak to the media concerning the protest.
- Kaepernick has even put his money where his mouth is by not only donating $1M for community programs, but also donating the revenue he receives from jersey sales.
Why are many perplexed by this? It seems that people are so clouded by their own perceived notions, that they can’t see something so simple as, “I’m protesting against the mistreatment of African-Americans in the US.” NFL mega owner, Jerry Jones, is next up in confusing the protest of Kaepernick. Jones spoke with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, and spoke of the disappointment he feels for athletes who are kneeling for injustice.
“I got to give a big pat on the back to our entire team, our coaching staff, our entire organization,” Jones told the Cowboys’ flagship station. “We strongly, strongly support the flag in every way we support — and it’s almost ridiculous to be saying it — the people who for generations and generations have given it all up so that we can get out here and show off in front of millions of people on television.
“We respect that so much. That’s the real business. The forum of the NFL and the forum on television is a very significant thing. I’m for it being used in every way we can to support the great, great contributors in our society, and that’s people that have supported America, the flag, and there’s no reason not to go all out right there. And for anybody to use parts of that visibility to do otherwise is really disappointing.”
It’s funny, so many owners are appalled by athletes demonstrating protest during the National Anthem, but yet, take money from the military to honor them.