Claiming a cause “bigger than football,” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” Friday night at the opening of a preseason game with the Green Bay Packers.
But he was quickly put in his place by the image of a wounded warrior.
The $126 million player claimed that the flag represents “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
But when this photograph of a U.S. Marine standing proudly as tall as he could hit social media, it put everything into proper perspective.
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
— Mr. Bandy Shanks™ (@The_Mad_Rebel) August 28, 2016
— Driver (@DriverKingowish) August 27, 2016
— JamesMcLean (@outcold1) August 27, 2016
— Unibloner (@Uniblonder2112) August 27, 2016
— Bona Fide TRUMPLICAN (@theratzpack) August 28, 2016
@ChoiceFromWI @PoliticalShort the reason Kap didn’t stand is hypocritical as fuck.
— Cunty Smurf (@CuntySmurf) August 27, 2016
— RedsWhinez (@redswhinez) August 27, 2016
— Julie (@Jak1572empn) August 27, 2016
And then there was this:
— dominic carrafiello (@DCarrafiello) August 27, 2016
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