September 1, 2016
People are in a rut that San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, didn’t stand for the national anthem.
Some had very negative things to say about this, including some military members and veterans. While on the contrary, people like Kareem Abdul Jabbar congratulated him for standing up for the mistreatment and oppression of people of color.
However, not all military members and veterans were upset about Kapernick’s actions, or lack there of. To show their support for the athlete they took to twitter and created the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick. And we must say, we’re touched. Here are some of their tweets:
#VeteransForKaepernick because I didn’t volunteer to defend a country where police brutality is swept under the rug. pic.twitter.com/LtBkTvHHAn
— Baltic Avenue (@Baltic_Avenue) August 31, 2016
@Kaepernick7 I served 25yrs in the AF to protect everyone’s 1st Amend rights. I support you #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/Q7r7PfvryA
— Nicole (@dcmbrdiva) August 31, 2016
Because we demand our country protect all its citizens equally. THAT is what I defended! #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/xOqLAO0b1f
— Robert Young (@robertcyoung) August 31, 2016
My father, a Marine, served his country in Vietnam. He says “we’re far from justice for all” #VeteransForKaepernickpic.twitter.com/8jXspHSOE6
— Blake J. Stanfill (@ShimmiHendrix) August 31, 2016
TELL US: What do you think of Kaepernick’s refusal to stand? If veterans aren’t upset, does anyone else have the right to be?