|We got his back!|
This week everyone in the junk food media was slamming San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand for the national anthem. The criticism is fierce and it was furious.
Even Sean "Softball" Hannity was running his mouth about this. He claimed Kaepernick was a Muslim who had ties to "radical Islam".
Kaepernick was getting death threats, the NFL has threatened to cut him from the team, and people were burning his jersey.
The one thing that came to mind, how were our brave men and women of the U.S. military reacting to this controversy?
Well it was mixed. But as of today, the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick was trending on social media.
Some of the men and women of color who served said that they're proud of Kaepernick for taking such as stance. They said that they're fighting for the freedom of everyone, including those who criticize our country's brutal treatment of people of color.
Here's a few interesting posts from supporters of Kaepernick.
#VeteransForKaepernick because I didn't volunteer to defend a country where police brutality is swept under the rug. pic.twitter.com/LtBkTvHHAn— Baltic Avenue (@Baltic_Avenue) August 31, 2016
@Kaepernick7 I served 25yrs in the AF to protect everyone's 1st Amend rights. I support you #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/Q7r7PfvryA— Nicole (@dcmbrdiva) August 31, 2016
I serve for his right to protest.. I don't serve for Police Brutality.. #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/Q6GUNTwHDO— Airbnb Papi (@JoeOnDemand) August 31, 2016
#VeteransForKaepernick I served 5 years and I support you @Kaepernick7 ! Sitting or standing, exercise your rights! pic.twitter.com/uSoaS4H7fm— Dionna Bratcher (@DionnaBratcher) August 31, 2016
I was a black man before I put on the uniform and I'm still a black man after taking it off #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/H85dea4OuV— SH🍔N (@brownlashon) August 31, 2016
Philip Lewis posted a comment from a veteran criticizing White extremist Tomi Lahren, a frequent critic of Black Lives Matter.
It seems like Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement and not a moment. There will be more, rest assured. Until Congress pass police reform, gun control and acknowledge racism exist, you're going to see more of this.