San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem and has justified it stating that he — like the Hijab-Wearing Olympic Islamist — thinks America is a racist country unworthy of his respect.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media
Says the guy with the nine-figure contract sitting on a bench surrounded by millionaire black athletes.
Judging from the comments (not so much at the link, but at this site and other outlets covering the story), his supporters are defending him because his actions are ‘Free Speech.” The NFL is defending him on the same basis: “ In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”
And, of course, what he did is free speech. But do you think he would be receiving the support of the NFL and leftists generally if he had said “Marriage is only between a man and woman,” or “If people are in this country illegally, they should be deported?”