Skip to comments.San Francisco 49ers Issue Statement After Colin Kaepernick Sits Through National Anthem
Posted on 08/27/2016 5:52:57 PM PDT by drewh
SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick didnt do much to warrant headlines with his performance on the field Friday, but hes certainly in for his fair share of scrutiny after he sat through the national anthem before his preseason debut against the Packers.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com was first to report Kaepernick didnt stand for the national anthem and got the 49ers to issue a statement on the matter. The statement from the 49ers to PFT:
The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.
Kaepernick has used his social media profiles to showcase his political beliefs but has never before made a statement of this magnitude. It will be interesting to see how the 49ers and/or Kaepernick address this further.
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A cowardly non-statement by the 49ers. Pathetic.
Do they recognize their right as an employer to tell him to get his ass out the chair?
No more 49ers for me...
This is America, we have a Flag, We have a Pledge of Alliance, We have a National Anthem, and if your living in America, then get off your sanctimonious ass and do what Americans do!!!
If you can't, get the hell out and don't let the door hit you on the way out!!!
Situation normal in insane Pelosiland.
So this guy’s a converted Muslim right? Married to a BLM activist I believe.
Get sacked much? hmmmm?
He should make a real statement, demonstrate the courage of his convictions, quit football and become a community organizer.
How can he use the currency of such an oppressive regime?
In the off season he converted to Islam.
So, an employee of a corporation does something against the organization’s image and gets paid millions anyway.
Just read how he is married to a BLM “activist” and recently covered to Islam..well there ya go..America hating BLM Commie douche bag making MILLIONS than turning around and trashing our country..here’s an idea Colin, you hate America so much, fine, give back ALL the money that you made throwing a football around(And lets not forget that MANSION he lives in) and move to Sudan..he can see what life is like for the real oppressed
yup...and in a bit of irony lady gaga did an amazing job honoring the nation in that same stadium, in front of the world, during the National Anthem last February...
the second sister on the left is hot...
btw- as i mentioned in a thread i started on this earlier today kaepernick is a black guy who enjoyed white privilege!!!
The 49ers suck and so does the idiot quarterback. Yet another reason not to watch these overpaid fools.
cut him loose.
The 49ers are bastardizing the First Amendment.
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