Let’s be honest, not too many people are fond of Colin Kaepernick right about now.
His decision to not stand during the national anthem citing his absence of pride for a country that oppresses people of color got under the skin of many. With that said, the 49ers QB did not break any league or team rules, and exercised him full right as an American to either stand or not stand during the anthem.
Kaepernick was attacked on social media following the incident, many of which is tough to read.
— James E. Rustle (@JamesERustle) August 27, 2016
Get out of the country then you stupid fucking nigger @Kaepernick7 you should be embarrassed to admit you won’t stand for national anthem
— Josh Nicholson (@JoshNicholson16) August 27, 2016
@Kaepernick7 you don’t want to stand up for my national anthem? Your people have a word for you. BITCH NIGGER
— Michael (@bigmiked2) August 27, 2016
.@Kaepernick7 you are one disgraceful piece of shit nigger no wonder your real parents didn’t want your dumb ass
— Fletch (@YeahHeSaidIt420) August 27, 2016
— Bae_Sremmurd ✈️ (@WBWjacob) August 27, 2016
.@Kaepernick7 nigger you are white.
— hibbidy dibbidy doo (@Hiph0pan0tamus) August 27, 2016
— Barry 0bama (@Barry0hBama) August 27, 2016
Maybe @Kaepernick7 should go back to Africa to play football since he hates America so much. Probably doesn’t pay quite as well
— PRock (@akaPRock) August 27, 2016
So @Kaepernick7 decides not to stand during the National Anthem
I hope he shreds his ACL.
— Leland (@Leland_Brew) August 27, 2016
The QB has since lost thousands of followers on social media. The ironic thing is, the one’s who have been attacking Kaepernick only make his point that much stronger, whether you side with it or not.