Wow how ignorant can you be? Colin Kaepernick wasn’t benched because America is racist, though that’s what he would like you to think. That ungrateful mama’s boy is benched for openly disrespecting our country and being proud of it! If you don’t like America why should you get paid millions to play America’s beloved sport?
Until now, they had chosen silence over public support. However, Colin Kaepernick’s parents have broken their silence, saying their son has taken on an “immense load,” in standing for what he believes in, and they feel “very proud” about the stand he has taken.
In a statement to ESPN’s culture site, The Undefeated, Rick and Teresa Kaepernick wrote, “Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs. As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”
The Kaepernicks wrote, “Colin has chosen to kneel for the national anthem as a protest to the continuing racial inequality in this country. He has explained his reasons for this in multiple interviews, yet it seems some people still do not understand his point. For whatever reason, there are some who want to view this as an anti-military protest or an un-American stance. These views could not be further from the truth, but we know that people will believe what they wish to believe. The recent remarks (attacks) by Admiral Harris supported by the Pentagon are over the top, and we feel the desire to make a public statement in support of our son.