But I have to say something about Colin Kaepernick’s recent decision not to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner.
Granted the 1st Amendment to the Constitution gives him the right, but by doing this, he dis-respects the flag that is the banner under which so many have died.
He dis-respects the flag that is the banner under which so many have been injured.
He dis-respects this country.
I don't give a shit if he thinks he should not stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. This flag represents ALL Americans not just black people and people of color.
When the Star-Spangled Banner is played and it doesn't matter if it is a football, baseball, or any other game, you stand to honor the flag, remove your hat (if you're wearing one) and put your right hand (or hat) over your heart to show respect for the country it represents.
I have absolutely no respect for this person, he might as well have burned the flag. As long as he plays football for the 49'ers, I WILL NOT watch a game even if they make it to the Super Bowl.
If you don't love this country and the flag that represents it, go somewhere else. See how well you're accepted there.