As the Colin Kaepernick controversy comes to a head tonight at the final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, the struggling backup quarterback has been subtly taking jabs at police everyday at practice.
The once-promising benchwarmer wears socks that depict police as pigs – a very unoriginal derogatory term for police officers – to team practices.
As most of America knows by now, the former starting QB refuses to stand for the National Anthem. He states is protesting police brutality against minorities and won’t stand until America fixes it.
However, the game tonight against the Chargers is setting up to be the perfect contrast between pride in the flag and what it represents, and loathing it, as tonight is ironically the Charger’s 28th annual Salute to the Military.
This salute will include a field-covering American Flag presented by 240 members of the US armed forces, the National Anthem being sung by a Navy sailor, color guards from various branches (more flags), as well as more performances by military members and the honoring of Vietnam veterans. If people thought he looked like a fool sitting down for the National Anthem before, this will be an act of epic buffoonery.
Without getting into all of the reasons why the facts absolutely do not support his claims (who needs facts though, right?) that “people of color have been targeted by police,” is a has-been, never-really-was quarterback who may be cut anyway after this game sitting through the Anthem any way to effectuate the change he desires?
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