Backup 49er Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is facing a major backlash from current and former NFL players for refusing to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers last Friday night.
Kaepernick claimed his actions were a protest against the country he believes oppresses African Americans and other minorities. A growing group of current and former NFL players are now calling out Kaepernick for his ignorant views and lack of knowledge of American history. According to Fox News, even his former teammate is not willing to stand up for Kaepernick.
Offensive Guard, Alex Boone spent 5 seasons protecting Kaepernick in San Francisco from being oppressed by opposing defenses. He is now on the Minnesota Vikings and that is probably for the best. “We probably would have had a problem on the sideline,” Boone said.
The reason that Boone is so angry with Colin? Boone’s brother is a former Marine who risked his life to serve his country in Iraq. “You see all these pictures of these veterans that have no legs, and they’re standing up in a wheelchair,” Boone said. “I had a brother that served, and he lost friends. I know how much it means to him. It’s shameful.”
“You should have some f---ing respect for people who served,” Boone said in response to Kaepernick. “Especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom. We’re out here playing a game, making millions of dollars. People are losing their life, and you don’t have the common courtesy to do that. That just drove me nuts.”
Do you agree with Boone?