San Francisco 49ers bench warming quarterback, the biracial Colin Kaepernick, ignited a firestorm of anger and frustration among football fans when he refused to stand for the National Anthem. He said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”
It’s interesting that Kaepernick, who never knew his biological black father and was raised in an affluent white family after his white mother gave him up for adoption, suddenly cried oppression when the writing was supposedly on the wall that the end of his time with the 49ers was near due to him not being a good, or even mediocre, quarterback. Now that seems to have changed with Kaepernick becoming a Black Lives Matter icon.
As a displaced Texan, I can tell you that football is king in the Lone Star State. We take our football seriously and we take our patriotism to both America and the Great State of Texas very seriously. So when you infuse unpatriotic, anti-American actions into Texas’s favorite sport, it’s a huge turnoff. One Texas cigar store put that distaste for Kaepernick’s lead in dissing the American flag and those who have died defending it on full display. They have taped Kaepernick’s jersey to the floor to use as a doormat.
The cigar store is Man Cave Cigar and Tobacco Lounge in League City, Texas which is just south of Houston down I-45. My husband and I will be sure to give this store our patronage the next time I’m back home. Check this out.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 13, 2016
I guess it’s safe to say the owners at Man Cave are not jumping on the anti-America Kaepernick bandwagon. Good for them.
One more thing…Don’t Mess with Texas.