Colin Kaepernick got himself into some hot water yet again for wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs. He is a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Originally he was castigated by the media for refusing to stand during the national anthem of a pre season game.
The photos of his socks surfaced on the internet during a scrimmage on August 10th. It was taken days prior to his sit down during the national anthem. Which would indicate he premeditated his behavior.
On Instagram he said,
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust.”
Kaepernick mentioned that he has friends as well as two uncles that work as police officers saying,
“Before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”
CNN reported Kaepernick maintains he will continue his disrespectful and unpatriotic protest. He plans on doing so too at a pre season game Thursday versus San Diego. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell will be performing the national anthem.
This issue has many divided including veterans. Many argue what he’s doing is unpatriotic and disrespectful to the thousands of veterans who sacrificed for him to have the right to do what he is doing. While others say it is his right to express his freedom of speech. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. This situation certainly applies.
As the old saying goes, being stupid and being dead are very similar things. When you are dead the only people suffering are those you’ve left behind. Similarly, when you’re stupid