First Colin Kaepernick gets in trouble for sitting down during the National Anthem, now the 49ers quarterback is in hot water with the police. After Colin wore socks with cartoon pigs dress as cops, a police executive slammed Colin as absolutely ‘disrespectful.’
It seems the latest controversy surrounding Colin, 28, is around his feet. This footwear fashion foul happened on Aug. 10, as Colin wore socks featuring cartoon pigs wearing police caps during a San Francisco 49ers training camp practice. The pictures hit the Internet and it left the head of one of the biggest police organizations in the country absolutely livid.
“It’s just ridiculous that the same league that prohibits the [Dallas Cowboys] football club from honoring the slain officers in their community with their uniforms stands silent when [Colin] is dishonoring police officers with what he’s wearing on the field,” Bill Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, told USA TODAY Sports.
Of course, Dallas making alterations to their official uniform is kind of different than Colin wearing a pair of socks during practice, but the boys in blue are still seeing red. “I think the league is in a downward spiral regarding their obligations to the public under [Commissioner] Roger Goodell,” Bill added, “and this is just another example of that.”
Yikes. Some might see that as a bit of an overreaction to a pair of socks that Colin wore almost three weeks ago. However, the QB been in the spotlight since he refused to stand for the National Anthem, claiming it represented a country that oppresses black men. It seems these socks are just more fuel for the fire.
Colin even explained his choice. He said that the socks represent “the rogue cop [that] not only put the community in danger but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust,” he wrote on Instagram. He also said that he has family and friends in the police force and said that his footwear fashion choice is a “[distraction] from the real issues.”
Football fans will have to see what happens when the 49ers play the San Diego Chargers in a preseason game on Sep. 1, as it’s the 28th Annual Salute to the Military game. The event will celebrate thousands of current and retired military personnel. Will he sit during the “Star Spangled Banner” for this event?
What do you think about Colin’s socks, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with the police organization’s response?