San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a firestorm of controversy – and jerseys – when he decided to sit during the national anthem at an NFL preseason game.
Kaepernick later explained that he was sitting to protest the country’s treatment of African Americans.
Former Jets and Raiders safety Burgess Owens took issue with Kaepernick’s political statement, saying it should be a “wakeup call” for the country.
“We fail to teach our kids, our young people, anything about our history,” Owens said. “They’re ignorant about our country and they’re totally unappreciative of the freedoms that have been gained by people that have paid the price for them.”
Owens, who played in the NFL from 1973-82, said that our country isn’t facing a racial crisis, but an ideological one. – READ MORE