Colin Kaepernick Catches Heat for Sitting During the National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has recently caught backlash for sitting during the National Anthem at a recent pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers. According to, the #7 Quarterback responded to his actions after the game by making the following statement:

“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 then went on to say,

“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.”

According to a recent report from NFL Reporter, Steve Wyche, Kaepernick is bi-racial, however his adopted parents are Caucasian. Wyche also reports that Kaepernick has seen some things that have really struck a nerve with him and he wanted to find a way to make a point.

Scrolling through Kaepernick’s Twitter feeds, I noticed that there are plenty retweets of issues surrounding black lives and black history…

What do you guys think about Kaepernick’s choice to sit during the National Anthem?

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