Former NFL player Randall Hill took exception San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to show respect for “a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick remained seated during the national anthem at a pre-season game Friday with the Green Bay Panthers.
Clip via Fox News Channel
Hill, a wide receiver who last played fro the New Orleans Saints said that while Kaepernick had a First Amendment right to remain seated, he prefers to show respect for the flag.
“There are a lot of people who are black, white and Hispanic who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and the freedoms that we do have,” he said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday.
“So I will stand tall, I will salute the flag and I will put my hand over my heart,” he added.
Hill, who’s currently running for Congress as a Democrat in Florida’s 24 district, said that it was Kaepernick’s right to sit during the anthem, he could have chosen a better venue to air his grievances.
Shortly after Kaepernick refused to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner,” someone posted the photo of a disabled Marine who, despite the loss of both of his legs, was able to stand tall and proud for the flag. The post went viral.
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