The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has created waves this week by refusing to stand for the national anthem at a preseason game, because he “won’t show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
But, as Independent Journal Review noted, Colin Kaepernick doesn’t just disdain the U.S. He also apparently disdains police officers.
Today, Sports Rant Radio tweeted a photo of Kaepernick sporting socks with pigs wearing police hats.
— Sports Rant Radio (@SportsRantRadio) September 1, 2016
But there’s more. Kaepernick shared his take on the socks on his Instagram account:
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people. So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”
Really, Kaepernick? Next time you talk about “anti-oppression,” maybe wear a shirt that doesn’t pay homage to one the longest reigning dictators.
The NFL has stated Kaepernick will start in the 49ers’ last pre-season game on Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers. (For more from the author of “The Disgusting Socks Kaepernick Wore to Practice Completely Cross a Line” please click HERE)