Vets Show Colin Kaepernick Some Love

Colin Kaepernick

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.