Colin Kaepernick went from a relatively liked NFL player to the most polarizing, hated player in the league in the span of less than 12 hours.
Kaepernick, who had been itching to make a stand for his feelings towards racial divide in this country did so Friday night, refusing to stand during t he National Anthem prior to the 49ers preseason matchup vs thePackers.
He later released a statement explaining his actions which touched on the nonexistent pride he has for the country which in his eyes, presses black people and others of color.
As expected, not many NFL fans took it well, some of those being 49ers fans who had cheered the QB to this point, even owning his #7 jersey.
In the fashion that seems to be the “it” thing these days, some of those fans took some gasoline and a lighter to their jerseys to prove a point of their own right back.