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Colin Kaepernick is an a-hole

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has landed in the center of a furor after his refusal to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game, unleashing a tidal wave of criticism and support.

The 49ers' multi-million dollar signal-caller—whose agile play making and powerful arm helped carry his team to the Super Bowl in 2013—told the NFL.com in an interview that his refusal to stand for the anthem was in protest against social injustice.

"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 the publication after the 49ers fell to the Green Bay Packers in a preseason game on Friday night.


http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-takes-online-beating-for-sitting-out-us-national-anthem.html
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He's terrible. He sucked against 3rd stringers friday night. He is half a season from being out of the nfl completely. Pretty sure he is just trying to be relevant.
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A calculated career move, as jcman suggests. WWE wrestler John Cena is now the transgender multi-culti muscleman who can look forward to a career in music videos, made for TV movies, and MSNBC appearances.

Interesting that the loudest critics of the evil racist U.S. seem to be light skinned or mixed race blacks. Perhaps its a compulsion to show "true" blackness, to wash the high-yellow epithets off, to vent the anger of not belonging in either world.
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A calculated career move, as jcman suggests. WWE wrestler John Cena is now the transgender multi-culti muscleman who can look forward to a career in music videos, made for TV movies, and MSNBC appearances.

Interesting that the loudest critics of the evil racist U.S. seem to be light skinned or mixed race blacks. Perhaps its a compulsion to show "true" blackness, to wash the high-yellow epithets off, to vent the anger of not belonging in either world.

???
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Interesting that the loudest critics of the evil racist U.S. seem to be light skinned or mixed race blacks. Perhaps its a compulsion to show "true" blackness, to wash the high-yellow epithets off, to vent the anger of not belonging in either world.

 

Have you decided to totally ignore those pesky left leaning facts and just make shit up  in order to support whatever it is that you are peddling?

 

 

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Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 8/31/16 at 8:12pm
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Meh - this is a league that signs domestric abusers, rapists, murderers, and this is what you choose to complain about?

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Its interesting to me that people seem to think that the flag = the Armed Forces, and that "freedom" means unquestioningly abasing yourself to the jingoistic gods of patriotism.

A lot of actual veterans seem to be of the mind that they are fighting for individual freedom, including the right to protest, rather than for a piece of cloth and a song.

post #8 of 107
The perfect millennial protest. Remaining sitting. It's about the only thing that takes less effort than clicking "like" on that Anti-Kony Facebook page. Well done, Colin.
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Protests can only be done through hard manual labor or what?

Guess Rosa Parks is a millennial too amirite?

Dr.King? Sitting is the easy way out!

Ghandi? Slacker! Too lazy even to eat
post #10 of 107
Lazy asses just raising their hand, what is this kindergarten?


And this fucking guy! At least run around or something, show some damn initiative!
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Lazy asses just raising their hand, what is this kindergarten?


And this fucking guy! At least run around or something, show some damn initiative!

I feel sorry for the complete fucking idiot that liked your comment.

Do you honestly think that two amateur athletes raising their fists on the gold medal stage at the Olympics in the 60's is even remotely comparable to a multimillionaire backup quarterback not standing for the anthem? Are you joking? Two people faced death threats and racial epithets when they arrived home. The other person saw their jersey sales rise to 3rd in the league.

And nobody even noticed CK's protest at first. That's how fucking lazy it was. He didn't even mention anything about it until he was asked. For all we know, he just got sick of standing for our awful national anthem and just made up something when he finally got noticed. Comparing that to Rosa Parks, Gandhi, or MLK is incredibly insulting to those three. MLK got killed for doing that shit. CK is seeing his income increase.

And I won't even address the person who stood in front of a moving tank (and was murdered afterwards). You're either out of your mind or trolling with that shit.
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I feel sorry for the complete fucking idiot that liked your comment.

 

 

Relax.  I'm 99.9999% certain it was a humorous poast

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I feel sorry for the complete fucking idiot that liked your comment.

Do you honestly think that two amateur athletes raising their fists on the gold medal stage at the Olympics in the 60's is even remotely comparable to a multimillionaire backup quarterback not standing for the anthem? Are you joking? Two people faced death threats and racial epithets when they arrived home. The other person saw their jersey sales rise to 3rd in the league.

And nobody even noticed CK's protest at first. That's how fucking lazy it was. He didn't even mention anything about it until he was asked. For all we know, he just got sick of standing for our awful national anthem and just made up something when he finally got noticed. Comparing that to Rosa Parks, Gandhi, or MLK is incredibly insulting to those three. MLK got killed for doing that shit. CK is seeing his income increase.

And I won't even address the person who stood in front of a moving tank (and was murdered afterwards). You're either out of your mind or trolling with that shit.

Lol. Colin has faced a shitload of racial epithets and likely a few death threats. An avalanche of bullshit has come his way in a more direct, immediate, and personal manner than those amateur athletes at the Olympics could ever have imagined.

But honestly none of this had to do with your initial complaint. Pretending that its a "millennial protest"because he's "just sitting" is beyond asinine.

Something as simple as sitting can be a powerful statement. If you want to criticize the protest, do so on its merits (or lack thereof) not because it involves taking a knee.
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Interesting that the loudest critics of the evil racist U.S. seem to be light skinned or mixed race blacks. Perhaps its a compulsion to show "true" blackness, to wash the high-yellow epithets off, to vent the anger of not belonging in either world.

ah the heady heights of insinuation lol. is there an actual point here?
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An avalanche of bullshit has come his way in a more direct, immediate, and personal manner than those amateur athletes at the Olympics could ever have imagined.

I can't believe you're sticking to this nonsense. After his "meh, I think I'll keep sitting" protest he still has a multi-million dollar job as a backup quarterback. His jersey is now the top-selling jersey in league (the proceeds of which, to his credit, he's donating to charity). He's seen an outpouring of support from the media and fans.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos had death threats in a time when a "death threat" wasn't just a vague allusion on an anonymous social media account. They were kicked off the Olympic Team, their sponsors pulled out and they were left penniless, although Smith later earned a bit of money with the Rams.
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