Whiny NFL QB won't stand for National Anthem


Locutus
#1
he'll show us boy oh boy.



SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.



His latest refusal to stand for the anthem -- he has done this in at least one other preseason game -- came before the 49ers' preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.



"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."


Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem - NFL.com


Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi Russo, a 19-year-old woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American, was out of the picture before he was born.[1] [2] [3] Russo placed her son for adoption with Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a white couple who had two children—son Kyle and daughter Devon—and were looking for a boy after having lost two other sons to heart defects.[1] [4]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick


 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+3
#2
lol
wait till he learns his country oppresses everybody...
regardless of race creed or color
they are very PC down that way
Last edited by Danbones; Aug 27th, 2016 at 12:14 PM..
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
-1
#3
I don't stand up for the stupid songs either. Biggest wast of time at sporting events.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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#4
I sing the English version of Oh Canada loudly when the singer sings the French version. I also make sure to emphasize the "sons command" part.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

I sing the English version of Oh Canada loudly when the singer sings the French version. I also make sure to emphasize the "sons command" part.

There is no 'son's command' in the Royal Anthem.

Whatcha talkin' about?
 
coldstream
+3
#6
Colin Kaepernick signed a 6 year, $114,000,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $12,328,766 signing bonus, $61,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,000,000.


Yep, sounds like that systemic racism and oppression has impoverished the poor guy.


And he's still miserable.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Colin Kaepernick signed a 6 year, $114,000,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $12,328,766 signing bonus, $61,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,000,000.


Yep, sounds like that systemic oppression has impoverished and exploited him.

Nice work if you can get it
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#8
beer canabis !
our home was the natives' land
we'll have a riot, with this fun rock band
with showie tarts, we see thee rise
I bought dinner, so love is wrong, but free
shes far too wide
Oh Canola leplease, feed no lard to me...
Oh Can I dash, though I said lunch was...to... be... on.... me...

yeah...maybe its time to retire that old thing too
Last edited by Danbones; Aug 27th, 2016 at 01:32 PM..
 
Ludlow
No Party Affiliation
+1
#9
He's a head case. Waste of a good athlete. On his way out.
 
gerryh
+1
#10
fire his a$$.
 
davesmom
+4 / -1
#11
The only ones oppressing black Americans are black Americans. Those black Americans who don't waste their time feeling sorry for themselves seem to do alright. They become lawyers, doctors, teachers, authors, celebrities, journalists. Etc.!
It's easy to sit on your fat black *** and complain about being oppressed while you earn millions in the country whose flag you won't stand up for.
Black people need to stop living with resentment of a past long gone and start blending into American mainstream society. Every race has been enslaved at some time in history but they eventually were freed just as the black people were freed. And when they were they started looking ahead, not looking back in anger after the second generation or so.
Politicians contribute to these racial problems and attitudes with their continued used of the words 'bigot' and 'racist'. They ought to stop using those words, start referring to all races as Americans. They only make matters worse and escalate racism with their stupid rhetoric.
They encourage minority groups to feel sorry for themselves and pit minority groups against each other while escalating the resentment of white people whom they blame for their problems and who have actually bent over backward to be tolerant in most cases.
 
Ludlow
No Party Affiliation
+2
#12
No where else in the world would this ungrateful spoiled punk be able to enjoy the lifestlyle he has. Trying to act like a do gooder. If he wants to make a difference then stop the fukkin whining and donate half his enormous salary to those he feels are oppressed.
 
Remington1
+1
#13
It's his choice to love his country or not, he obviously does not. It's his choice to spit in the face of his country when the world is watching or, he could have a brain and write to congress or express his disagreements in proper forums. Never should a citizens or an Olympian for that matter, spit in the face of 'all' of what their country stands for, because indirectly or directly that includes what they might like, such as veterans (then again, maybe they don't appreciate that either)!! these people are crossing the line. Why are some American shaming their country? is America that bad, one has to wonder. I know oppressed people and it is not this pinhead.
 
Kreskin
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#14
Not a good move by Kaepernick.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Not a good move by Kaepernick.

His emotional instability is reflected in his performance. I noticed it last year. He was a great quarterback. Not so much lately.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
+1
#16
National pride is a false construct designed to pit people against each other. Why would anyone stand up for the logo and song of their corporate slavemasters? I guess the brainwashed sheeple don't even realize they have a choice to respect themselves and freedom more than a painted rag and a little ditty.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Not a good move by Kaepernick.



Particularly for a QB of such marginal quality and precipitous situation as he is in.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#18
Leftoids are high on show......low on substance.....
 
Cliffy
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gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post



and your point is?
 
Curious Cdn
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#21
The tune is an old British Army drinking song. Can't you just see a slobbering drunk belting out:

" ... and the rocket's red flaaaaaaair ..... the bombs bursting in aaaaaaaair ...."
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

and your point is?

I think the point is it's just a little ludicrous to expect a black person to have any respect for a song written by a racist slave owner. Personally I don't do the national pride thing in the traditional corporate government sense of blind patriotism and dedication to a painted rag and silly song. Those things are created and designed to fester sentiments of inequality and justify all kinds of horrendous actions.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

I think the point is it's just a little ludicrous to expect a black person to have any respect for a song written by a racist slave owner. Personally I don't do the national pride thing in the traditional corporate government sense of blind patriotism and dedication to a painted rag and silly song. Those things are created and designed to fester sentiments of inequality and justify all kinds of horrendous actions.

Precisely.
 
gerryh
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ahhhhh pulling the 200 yr old victim card...gotcha.....



all the while collecting how many thousands from the same system?
 
DaSleeper
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#25
In the words of JFK....Don't ask what your country can do for you but...................................
words for you to live by Cliffy
 
damngrumpy
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#26
His refusal did what he wanted it got people talking about the issue he is
complaining about. Secondly I saw the typical response to American
overreaction we will burn his uniform number. When are people going to
grow up? I stand for our National Anthem in Canada, I even grudgingly
Stand for the Queen though I am not a Monarchist . Why? Because to me
its not worth raising a fuss about or I don't need the attention that comes with
it. I do have issues with things in life and what is I find is no matter what they
are childish actions or childish reactions don't solve anything
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

His refusal did what he wanted it got people talking about the issue he is
complaining about. Secondly I saw the typical response to American
overreaction we will burn his uniform number. When are people going to
grow up? I stand for our National Anthem in Canada, I even grudgingly
Stand for the Queen though I am not a Monarchist . Why? Because to me
its not worth raising a fuss about or I don't need the attention that comes with
it. I do have issues with things in life and what is I find is no matter what they
are childish actions or childish reactions don't solve anything

I do not stand for any national anthem and surely wouldn't rise (or kneel) for Lizzie or her kin (of which I am one distantly). I don't make it a big issue, it's a personal choice. Others can stand or not as they choose, not my business if they want to worship a song or a colourful rag or another human.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

I do not stand for any national anthem and surely wouldn't rise (or kneel) for Lizzie or her kin (of which I am one distantly). I don't make it a big issue, it's a personal choice. Others can stand or not as they choose, not my business if they want to worship a song or a colourful rag or another human.


"worshiping" has nothing to do with it. Respect has everything to do with it.
 
PoliticalNick
Free Thinker
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#29
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

"worshiping" has nothing to do with it. Respect has everything to do with it.

Respect for what? For a corporate logo? For a song? For the idea that Liz is so much superior to me by divine right?

I respect freedom and people that pursue freedom while maintaining a social conscience. I will not respect idiotic nationalistic symbols that represent the corporation of the oligarchs. My choice as a free person.
 
gerryh
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#30
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick View Post

Respect for what? For a corporate logo? For a song? For the idea that Liz is so much superior to me by divine right?

I respect freedom and people that pursue freedom while maintaining a social conscience. I will not respect idiotic nationalistic symbols that represent the corporation of the oligarchs. My choice as a free person.


I see, your choice as a free person, but not someone elses choice. Gotcha.
 

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