Former MLB Pitcher David Wells Rips ‘Idiot’ Colin Kaepernick For Kneeling During National Anthem

David Wells, one of the best pitchers in Yankees history, is not a fan of Colin Kaepernick.

In a recent interview with Dan Dakick of Outkick, Wells sounded off on Colin Kaepernick for his decision to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in 2016.

“That’s why when [Colin] Kaepernick took the knee, it’s a little disrespect to me, because I’m a patriot. I support our military. I come from a military town in San Diego,” Wells said.

“You can’t do things like that. Your beliefs are your beliefs. I don’t have any problem with that. But don’t go out on national TV and take a knee for what that is. That doesn’t prove anything in my mind. It proves that you’re an idiot and that you’re standing up for a cause.


“When the anthem’s there, you’re in America, you do the anthem, you do the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s what you do. That’s what we were taught in elementary school. Put your hand over your heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Wells also isn’t a fan of Nike, as he covered up the Swoosh logo on his jersey during a recent appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Kaepernick, meanwhile, has been out of the league since 2016.