August 29, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's sit down


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided, in protest, to not stand during the national anthem, nominally in support of the Black Lives Mattter.


Of course he's entirely entitled to his opinion and his protest - the NFL does not forbid it.  But he's fallen to what - third string? He might not even make the team.  Aside from this possibly being a publicity stunt, it seems like a dumb move.  Politics aside, doing something like that is not likely to endear him to the team, and also a lot of fans (who likewise, are entitled to their opinions):


Kaepernick would do well to focus on getting his game back on track instead.  I'm sure a lot of 49ers fans were considering burning his jersey already anyway. In a country where thousands of African Americans are being killed by African Americans he's talking about accountability?  In a country where he's made millions of dollars because of his skills he's talking about social justice?  Clearly he's focused on others - fair enough.  It's just hard to understand what he's hoping to achieve.
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