Leftists are having a meltdown after a University of Nevada police officer dressed as Colin Kaepernick for Halloween.
And an apology from the police chief has apparently not satisfied their offended hearts.
Officer Antonio Gutierrez, from Kaepernick’s alma mater, dressed as the former San Franciso 49ers quarterback and the photo was all over social media as liberals cried for his head. Gutierrez sported a homemade Kaepernick jersey, an afro, fake nose and a sign declaring “will stand for food.”
Colin Kaepernick Halloween costume ????❗️ pic.twitter.com/tjTrVVeJnG
— Maria Bonanno (@MariaBonanno9) October 31, 2017
Obviously a jab at the former NFL quarterback who has been out of work since his national anthem protest last year against alleged oppression of racial minorities, Gutierrez’s Halloween party costume sparked demands for an apology and cries of racism, though it is not clear what was racist in the attire.
— ✨(202) 224 – 3121✨ (@glaserface) October 29, 2017
It’s not racist, but then again to liberals anything they don’t like can’t be linked to racism. You’re a total fool.
— Just Ol’ John (@HMCNav) October 31, 2017
What is racist about it? He’s not in blackface. The nose is caucasian. Is it racist to dress as a caricature of Kaepernick?
— J.P. Scott (@TheJPScott) October 31, 2017
Kaepernick wore socks w/ pigs dressed as cops. Cops aren’t a race. Kaep is half white, just as the cop is. You definition of racism is wrong
— J.P. Scott (@TheJPScott) October 31, 2017
Colin Kaepernick is half white and he was raised by white parents, failing to recognize this is racist.
— ˈskaləˌwaɡ (@_LexLover) October 31, 2017
Anyone who says his costume is racist is disingenuous at best. Keep race baiting. You can now trip over the bar set for who’s a racist.
— Ricky Pucheu (@RickyPucheu) October 31, 2017
The Chief of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Department swiftly issued an apology on behalf of Officer Gutierrez, calling the Halloween costume “insensitive.”
“For those who have seen the Halloween costume of one of our officers apparently mocking a citizen who has chosen to take advantage of his constitutional right to protest, I offer my sincere apologies,” Chief Adam Garcia said, according to TMZ Sports.
“Members of our profession are held to a higher standard and denigrating another — on or off duty — is insensitive for its lack of respect and lack of understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted,” Garcia wrote.
It’s on his own time. He didn’t do anything wrong. Krapernick disrespected the flag on tv and never apologized. So don’t go there.
— Colleen (@MN_Finn) October 31, 2017
No apology necessary. It’s a costume.
— Maryann ?? (@greeneyes0205) October 31, 2017
The cop is an American citizen and has the Constitutional right to freedom of expression. @Kaepernick7 is a satirical character. He’s famous
— Honda Driver (@HondaDriver13) October 31, 2017
Critics condemned the “lame apology” and demanded more.
But there has been no further action against the police officer and his costume choice for a Halloween party.
“We have no policy that would dictate any disciplinary action,” TMZ was told when asked if Gutierrez would be punished.
Wonder what would have happened to an officer wearing a Donald Trump costume.
Twitter users raked the sensitive liberals over the coals for their “mock outrage” and demands to squelch the officer’s free speech. They also gave Gutierrez a virtual round of applause.
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ITS A HALLOWEEN COSTUME! Y’all are too sensitive.
— What™ (@ZachYuhas) October 29, 2017
He called cops pigs, and you’re surprised when a cop mocks him? “Racist portrayal”? This is so stupid, and over the top
— Joshua Hathaway (@Skipper1913) October 30, 2017
My hero! Kapernick made his bed now sleep in it.
— stevo (@stevestojevich) October 31, 2017
HAHAHAHAHAHAH! This the Greatest costume of the YEAR!!!! Perfect!
— Dennis Cook (@DennisIsThinkin) October 31, 2017
Antonio Gutierrez, you have a new fan!
— ninja do arrocha (@renanzasso) October 30, 2017
You kneel because Kap is mocked? He’s becoming a punchline, so why so upset? You bunch of girls
— Democrapped My Pants (@Democrapped) October 31, 2017
Wah wah. If you’re going to incite division like this people are going to mock you pic.twitter.com/r0WEy889mJ
— ZackFlounlacker (@newFLOUNland) October 31, 2017
Just because it’s not something we would do, does not make it completely wrong. When Eddie Murphy played a white Jewish man in a movie, did you think that was wrong? Or when the Wayan brothers did entire movie as white chicks. It’s humor.
— Joe B (@miamijoe223) October 31, 2017
Please get a life and stop trying to ruin others. pic.twitter.com/GZ9K7f7JrP
— Jess ♡ (@jeslynchristie) October 30, 2017
Is Kaperknick a national treasure that can’t be mocked? Who started that rule?
— Trainman (@Trainman95630) October 31, 2017
Wasn’t it Kaperdick who wore socks depicting cops as pigs? Bravo to this officer. Hilarious.
— wanda keith (@redrum7273) October 31, 2017
This is the Generation of being offended by literally anything
— StogeyTheBear (@nolan_hogan) October 30, 2017
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