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Colin Kaepernick has turned his preseason story from losing out to Blaine Gabbert into a national controversy. His decision to sit down during last Friday’s national anthem pissed off a lot of people. He even doubled down against the country by wearing a Fidel Castro shirt during a press conference.
Of course the talking heads in the media were going to chime in, including our favorite, Tomi Lahren.
The girl can read a teleprompter like nobody’s business. Look, it’s one thing for Colin to speak out about an issue he holds dearly to him. This is America, and you’re allowed to speak on issue. Whether you agree with someone’s opinion or not, America allows you that freedom to say those things without trial.
However, there are better ways to go about it. The national anthem and the flag represents more than you and your cause. It represents the struggles that our military men and women go through to ensure we still have that freedom. To ignore it is blatantly disrespectful.
Maybe instead of sitting during the national anthem, which by the way you’re now making it okay for athletes who look up to you to do the same, you should go out and donate your time and money to building better communities and the world can be the place you desire it to be..