49er’s QB Kaepernick Says He Will Continue to Sit During the National Anthem Because Racism (VIDEO)

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San Francisco football player Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers made headlines when he refused to stand for the national anthem. The Internet has been abuzz over the issue and people have gone to their respective corners on the issue. Some say what he’s doing is incredibly wrong and disrespectful while others insist it’s his right and freedom of expression.

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He he insisted he did it because of oppressed African Americans in the United States. Despite this oppression Kaepernick is a professional NFL player and an African American. Who also happened to sign a $144 million dollar six year contract with his team. Because, well, oppression.

Now he is insisting he will continue to sit out the national anthem as blacks continue to be oppressed. He has vociferously stated that he is doing what he believes to be right and he does not care if he looses his endorsements or his job. Because righteousness is just so awesome.

Look at the response on social media,

A former teammate of his, Alex Boone, criticized his ex teammate for his actions saying,

“It’s hard for me, because my brother was a Marine, and he lost a lot of friends over there. That flag obviously gives (Kaepernick) the right to do whatever he wants. I understand it. At the same time, you should have some (expletive) respect for people who served, especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom.

It is nice to know that some NFL players have integrity.

Fans have even torched his jersey and posted that video online in protests. He has received castigation from numerous army vets including Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyers. The NFL has not outright denounced him or supported him but only stated players are encouraged but not mandated to stand for the national anthem.