Colin Kaepernick Is Getting Killed Online For Snubbing The National Anthem
On Friday night, Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand during the national anthem.
By Saturday morning, he was at the center of what looks like will be a growing controversy throughout the weekend.
Those messages are but a sample of the reactions Kaepernick is attracting this Saturday morning, as word began to spread through many different reports that the San Francisco quarterback sat down during the anthem that proceeded the 49ers preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
In the photo below, the 28-year-old could be seen remaining on the bench as the rest of his teammates stand.
Predictably, his decision to sit out the anthem has attracted a lot of criticism online.
For their part, the 49ers released a statement.
The team's statement read,
And interestingly, there were many messages left to Kaepernick on Twitter that contrasted the criticism he received.
Regardless of which side fans have taken on this issue, you might have noticed a common theme.
Many reactions alluded to Kaepernick's past statements on social media, where the quarterback is known to speak out on national issues, particularly those pertaining to race.
And as some might have expected, his explanation falls in with the opinions he has projected through his social accounts.
The league has not issued a statement on the matter.
Citations: Pro Football Talk