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Colin Kaepernick Sits During the National Anthem to Distract from Why He Sits During Games

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Colin Kaepernick insists he stands up for the oppressed by sitting down for the national anthem.

“Yes, I’ll continue to sit,” Kaepernick told the press on Sunday. “I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

So, instead of thinking about America for the Sunday afternoon “Star Spangled Banner,” we now think about Colin Kaepernick. People outside of San Francisco didn’t think much about Colin Kaepernick, at least for the last several seasons, until Friday night. A stunt on the sidelines eclipsed his slumps on the field. And perhaps that’s the point. When Kaepernick gets cut, or relegated to holding a clipboard, he can rationalize that his politics rather than his performance killed his career. But the irony here is that because players called Chip Kelly racist last year in Philadelphia this year in San Francisco he may hesitate to cut a player calling America racist. – READ MORE

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