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 He's a second rate quarterback and a third rate citizen.

 

So let's take away this right as an American citizen to protest that we apparently go to war for.  And certainly any person with money has no need to be concerned about the OTHER citizens he shares the country with, right?  That's what you goofs are saying.  The NFL sees it differently.

Any other civil rights on your list of bad, awful, really, really bad?


Calling me "you goofs" goofy, eh? 

That is pretty strong language,  but not out of character. Words speak volumes about the person.  We now have a strong indicator of your character. 

 

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 He's a second rate quarterback and a third rate citizen.

 

So let's take away this right as an American citizen to protest that we apparently go to war for.  And certainly any person with money has no need to be concerned about the OTHER citizens he shares the country with, right?  That's what you goofs are saying.  The NFL sees it differently.

Any other civil rights on your list of bad, awful, really, really bad?

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This POS talks about how blacks are oppressed. I wonder what his salary is?  He's a second rate quarterback and a third rate citizen. 

At least, the loony leftists have a new hero!


Average annual salary = around $19 million.

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I am reminded of the Olympic Games held in Mexico City when the Black, American Medalists gave the black power salute after they received their medals. The nation was "shocked, I tell you, shocked" and went on to ignore the many warnings until our cities were burning as a result of the treatment of minorities.  Looks like history is repeating itself.  

 

Marie Antoinette also said "Let them eat cake". It did not turn out too well for her either.  You are looking at the wrong issue. 

 

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This person talks about how blacks are oppressed. I wonder what his salary is?  He's a second rate quarterback and a third rate citizen. 

At least, the loony leftists have a new hero!

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I am reminded of the Olympic Games held in Mexico City when the Black, American Medalists gave the black power salute after they received their medals. The nation was "shocked, I tell you, shocked" and went on to ignore the many warnings until our cities were burning as a result of the treatment of minorities.  Looks like history is repeating itself.  

 

Marie Antoinette also said "Let them eat cake". It did not turn out too well for her either.  You are looking at the wrong issue. 

 

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Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem

 

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."


The 49ers issued a statement about Kaepernick's decision: "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 and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem."

 

READ MORE:  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-protest-of-national...

 

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