As usual, there’s always more beneath the surface. Apparently Colin Kaepernick, the faded-from-glory quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers has been refusing to stand during the National Anthem for a while now. It’s only been highlighted recently because prior to this he’s been on the injured list and not suited-up with the team, but now back on the field and in uniform his refusal to stand was noticed by someone with a microphone and Kaepernick stated:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
And this fan did not appreciate his whining:
Okay, lots of sports figures have voiced their opinion on the violence engulfing our country, sadly many in support of the BLM movement. But 4 NBA super-stars (LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony & Chris Paul) stood at the recent ESPY awards in a very emotional plea to end gun violence.
But there may be more to Kaepernick’s public act. Apparently in the off-season he converted to Islam as he gets more serious about his girlfriend Nessa Diab, he’s grown out his beard and is planning on a traditional Muslim wedding. For the uninformed, there’s a fairly strong symbiosis between the various BLM activism groups, and activist Islam.
And BTW, Kaepernick was adopted & raised by white parents, Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, so what’s his beef and why disrespect his adoptive parents. One also wonders how long before Kaepernick objects to the way Diab dresses in public? After all, she’s an MTV star & radio DJ but not the picture-perfect image of a pious Muslim women. That “religion” has a way of working evil into your brain.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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