On Friday, biracial, multi-millionaire San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused the stand for the national anthem proclaiming that he will not salute the flag of a country that oppresses blacks. Kaepernick, whose white parents chose him through adoption, makes $19 million a year as an overpaid benchwarmer after losing the starter position due to poor performance.
A fan of the 49ers let Kaepernick know what they thought about his disrespect for the flag by burning his jersey. Even better, he burned the jersey to the tune of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Just as the song ended, Kaepernick’s jersey, a charred mess, fell to the ground. In addition, a picture began circulating around the Internet teaches a stone cold lesson to the multi-millioniare who complains about oppression.
Kaepernick refusing to stand for natl anthem is his right. Here's a Marine, who can't stand, because he defended it pic.twitter.com/mLjTUPQ2pm
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 27, 2016
This Marine, Sgt. Zachary Stinson, cannot stand because he has no legs. He lost both legs below his knee when an IED went off during his tour in Afghanistan in 2010.
The fact that he is confined to a wheelchair with no way to stand did not stop Sgt. Stinson from pushing up on his wheelchair arms to simulate standing in order to honor and respect the American flag. He put his life in danger and lost his legs so that Colin Kaepernick could have the First Amendment right to disrespect the flag
Kaepernick is already not the most well-liked quarterback in the league and it has nothing to do with the fact that he is half-black. It is all about his attitude. This stunt won’t help.