If you’ve been anywhere near a television over the last three days, you’ve seen the story of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the National Anthem prior to a Friday night preseason game.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “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.”
As anyone with a pulse, including Kaepernick himself, could have anticipated from three miles away, the move drew strident outrage from some, grudging acknowledgement of Kaepernick’s rights from others. Kaepernick unleashed an armada of high horses for anyone and everyone to saddle up, and everyone from football coaches to your Facebook friends to, now, NASCAR drivers is taking full advantage.
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