PAGING COLIN KAEPERNICK!
As COVID-19 spreads through America, gun sales rise- prompting a bigger call for Gun Control by Gun Grabbing Extremists. Where's the hype from these new age, high profile Civil Rights leaders, as lawmakers use a health crisis to infringe on American Rights?
In today's society, mention, "NFL" or "Pro Football," and more than likely you'll get an opinion or two about boycotting teams due to flag kneelers. Colin Kaepernick's name will come up a bit, and so will something along the lines of, "Celebrities and sports stars should keep their mouths shut about political matters."
** Before reading any further, just know, there's no reason to preach to the choir, here. As the daughter of a former Law Enforcement official, with a many active duty and Veteran family members... I TOTALLY GET IT! BUT... for the sake of someone who agrees with celebs, like Kaepernick, that may be reading, let's reach beyond the choir a bit. **
Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to kneel during the National Anthem before a game started in 2016. Kaepernick felt that taking a knee would be an appropriate way to protest ongoing racism towards black Americans. - per The Glen Echo
Since that day back in 2016, Kaepernick's "free speech" expression has been a trend among those in politics. Rather than standing for the flag, many throughout the entertainment industry "stand" with Colin, while kneeling in resistance to the American Flag and what they perceive as its underlying message of racism. The action has grown into something much more than what Colin expected. With the world watching, other sports pros followed suit, as they use this show of protest to also defy recognition of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America.
What many do not realize is Colin's choice didn't come from a political aspect... originally. The focus of Kaepernick's message came soon after the 2015 Police shooting of Mario Woods, in San Francisco- a city in a strict Gun Control state of CA.