Whoa. San Fransisco 49ers fans burned Colin Kaepernick’s jersey while listening to the National Anthem after the sports star refused to stand to ‘protest black oppression.’ Watch the videos here!
San Fransisco 49ers fans are super pissed at Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the National Anthem. In fact, many of them recorded videos of themselves burning the sports star’s jersey.
One fan even played The Star-Spangled Banner as he set fire to the jersey, holding his hand to his chest as he watched it turn to ash.
Another fan, who uploaded a video to Instagram, called Colin an “ignorant son of a b****.”
“People die every single day defending that flag you refuse to stand for and I won’t stand for that. This jersey was the worst $50 investment I have ever had … you should never play in the NFL again, move to Canada,” he added. Watch all the videos above!
As we previously told you, the football star who makes $19 million per year, refused to stand during the National Anthem on Aug. 26 as part of a racial protest. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Colin told NFL Media after the 49ers’ preseason game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
While fans have been bashing Colin since his protest, the 49ers have stood by him. They released the following statement after the incident: “In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”
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