Vets Show Colin Kaepernick Some Love
After refusing to stand during the national anthem because of America’s treatment of of its Black residents, critics called 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ungrateful, unpatriotic, and said his decision to protest was a slap in the face to veterans who risked their lives for our freedom. Now, some veterans are speaking out for themselves.
Tuesday night, Twitter was flooded with support for the NFL star via the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick. In it, military members of all backgrounds expressed why they were standing with the quarterback and his decision to sit out the anthem.
#VeteransForKaepernick because I swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, not a song.
Also, Veterans aren’t your mule.
— iMDRW (@iMDRW) August 31, 2016
— Issa Almond (@SoAlmondie) August 31, 2016
— Coach (@MTDueSeason) August 31, 2016
Stop using "patriotism" to bully our citizens into silence.
— Vincent (@VtheEsquire) August 31, 2016
— Robert Young (@robertcyoung) August 31, 2016
— Marcus (@Marcus_Sniffles) August 31, 2016
People who haven't served trying to tell us how we feel
— OJ DA JUICEMAN
— Dionna Bratcher (@DionnaBratcher) August 31, 2016
— Jigga Jeaux (@JoeOnDemand) August 31, 2016
Take note, folks. These are the people making America great right now.
Want to see more #VeteransForKaepernick? Click here to read the amazing hashtag on Twitter.