It would be a cold day in hell before people thought Colin Kaepernick was patriotic. But I guess that makes Kaepernick delusional. Kaepernick was greeted by a crowd of “fans” in Buffalo at a game where they booed him and chanted USA! USA! They received a beating during that 45-16 game. Kaepernick had the audacity to tell the media that he was upset that his “patriotism” was met with such hostility.
Right before he knelt for the anthem a massive amount of members of the crowd began to boo Kaepernick and chant USA USA. Most people viewed the chants and boos as people who thought that Kaepernick was disgusting, embarrassing and unpatriotic for his protest. After they lost the game though he rebuffed that idea. He said,
“I don’t understand what’s un-American about fighting for liberty and justice for everybody, for the equality this country says it stands for. To me, I see it as very patriotic and American to uphold the United States to the standards that it says it lives by.”
The boos continued for some time. Most of which were coming fro Buffalo Bills fans. They continued into the first few snaps of the game but eventually dissipated into cheers for their home team the Bills.
One fan of the Bills during the game tweeted onto social media that a person at the game had thrown a water bottle at Kaepernick. But apparently he did not notice,
“If they did, they didn’t have very good aim. But I had some Bills fans before the game come up and say they are supporting me, so I think it all depends on who the person is. At the end of the day, I’m going to continue to fight for what I’m fighting for.”
TheMMQB.com reported that people were selling anti Kaepernick shirts outside the stadium. One even depicted Kaepernick having a rifle scope pointed at him with the words “Wanted: Notorious Disgrace to America.” Kaepernick even said last month that he has begun receiving death threats because of his protest.
Kaepernick’s comments clearly indicate he is oblivious to why what he is doing is so wrong. He sincerely does not see how most ordinary Americans find his behavior to be disrespectful and embarrassing and a clear gesture of disrespect to the American flag and our country. Because that is exactly what this is.