I love the San Francisco 49ers. They are the American Football team based in San Francisco. I do not love them just because they won 5 Super Bowls (Championship), I loved them even when they were 1 win and 15 losses.
But things are not going good for them nowadays. They have a Quarterback. He is the team leader. His name is Colin Kaepernick. All of a sudden it dawn on him that there is racial oppression in USA.
So what is he going to do about it? Before the start of every game, the national anthem will be played. Colin decided not to stand up when national anthem is played. He said he will sit down in the bench. Actually during last week’s game, he was kneeling (when everyone else is standing with their right hand over to their heart).
He made 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. 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.”
The 49er management said: We recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of national anthem.
President Obama said Kaepernick is exercising his constitutional right on National Anthem.
This is disgusting.
Just a request for Kaepernick. I respect your opinion but don’t disrespect the flag.
Another request for Kaepernick. If you don’t like it here, then move where you like. No one is stopping you.