Despite the fact that the San Diego Chargers made it as tough as possible for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to keep up his anti-American antics, he didn’t stand for the national anthem again on Thursday.
He, and his teammate Eric Reid, knelt while a black serviceman, Steven Powell, sang the anthem to start the Chargers “Salute to the Military” night.
Performing the Anthem for the Chargers tomorrow. God is so amazing couldn’t ask for a better time them this. pic.twitter.com/S50RmzsxAq
— Steven Powell (@Stevenpsings17) August 31, 2016
Here’s Kaepernick refusing to stand for national anthem again on military appreciation night pic.twitter.com/5Ii1M363tD
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 2, 2016
And what a salute it was, with 240 military members forming a giant flag on the field and a nearly entire stadium full of people standing.
— NICK HAMILTON (@NickHamiltonLA) September 2, 2016
The quarterback was serenaded with boos from the packed crowd.
But one reporter had the audacity to call him “courageous” for his effort.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 2, 2016
And social media teed off on both of them.
Are you referencing the guy in the white hat or the millionaire refusing to stand with his teammates? https://t.co/IcViY3W2fo
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 2, 2016
@EdgeofSports Damn straight. That Marine is the epitome of courage.
— German Shepherd (@GermanShepher10) September 2, 2016
@EdgeofSports the guy in the white hat, for sure, the millionaire sitting like a baby, not so much
— Brian Powers (@gringoinbrazil) September 2, 2016
— rod l (@cdnrod) September 2, 2016
@EdgeofSports That isn’t what courage looks like. That’s a spoiled child looking for attention.The marine in front of him symbolizes courage
— (((Ryu Hayabusa))) (@CFLancop) September 2, 2016
— LyzEstrada (@lyz_estrada) September 2, 2016
Sitting down, surrounded by security, is not, in any way, “courage”.
— (((Nala the Koala))) (@nalathekoala) September 2, 2016
@EdgeofSports yeahhhhh you’re kinda pushing it there. How about “This is what principled looks like”? Courage is running into danger.
— Cook County Assessor (@mj_kosinski) September 2, 2016
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