Colin Kaepernick: Who's To Blame?

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As a quarterback in the NFL, Colin Kaepernick has thousands of eyes on him during games. He took an opportunity to “stand up” for what he believed in by taking a knee during the national anthem. Although many people agree with what he was trying to stand up for with the Black Lives Matter cause, many also believe he did it in the wrong fashion. The reason many people believe Kaepernick was in the wrong when he knelt for the national anthem is because these people feel he is disrespecting not only the United States, but also the troops that have fought to keep our great nation free. Although there are many people that disagree with his actions, there are also a vast amount of people that support him, and have even joined in with his protest. Kaepernick's decision to take a knee was not only joined by other players on …show more content…

Whether it is an Alabama announcer for high school football games that believes “... that anyone who didn’t stand for the anthem should be shot” (Rogers). Donald Trump, the new President of the United States, has also commented on Kaepernick's protest, saying that it is a “Terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try” (Powell). Kaepernick has evaluated these comments and has explained himself many times that he is not trying to disrespect our nation or the troops that fight to keep us free. Before he was taking a knee, Kaepernick would sit on the bench during the national anthem .He has written a letter to Nate Boyer, a long-snapper and former Army Green Beret, and has also sat down with him. Kaepernick decided to do this to try to figure out a better way to protest, while also showing more respect for the men and women that have fought for the United States. This quote, found on ESPN.com, explains how Kaepernick felt and what he did to show more

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