Colin Kaepernick Goes in on Sponsors Who Dropped Brandon Marshall

"Financially he's made a great commitment, reputation wise he's pushed against the grain, and I respect that", Dilfer said.

According to USA Today, Jones has not publicly protested during the national anthem. I can not help but notice that the public rage being directed at Kaepernick and those emulating him is disproportionate.

Ted Cruz, a Republican, have called for a boycott of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. After receiving backlash in regards to the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the team instead interlocked arms and stood during the national anthem. At the same time, I actually admire and respect anybody who stands for something and it costs him something. "I think we need to just think about our patriotism in general, as a country". They can take away sponsorship deals, as some have, and they can even burn the jerseys that they paid good money to buy.

"Colin Kaepernick's a good backup..."

In a new video of his Friday concert at Fenway Park in Boston, the singer stopped in the middle of singing "Born Free" to say "F-k Colin Kaepernick".

In the third stanza of Star Spangled Banner, the song officially mentions slaves in the following lines. "No refuge could save the hireling and slave [from] the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave".

So it seemed only natural for Kaepernick to reach out to Brown.

"That's the one where it does appear as if I'm saying, 'Hey you, you just go be quiet and what you're standing for, you can't do this.' That's not what I was saying", Dilfer said. Some are calling him unpatriotic, while others are joining in the protest due to what sound like racist lyrics.

But the protesting players have been seen as allies of the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew in response to the police shootings. This is a clear invocation of freedom of speech, which is spelled out in the United States Constitution.

With South Park returning with brand new episodes this week, fans of the animated series for adults have been patiently waiting to see what the show's creators have up their sleeves for the milestone 20th season. "People need to talk more about that guy than Kaepernick".

  • Julie Sanders