Kaepernicks Ex-Coach: I Don't Respect His Protest

Carla Harmon
August 30, 2016

By sitting, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stood for what he believes in. People are being given paid leave for killing people.

Kaepernick reiterated his stance during an 18-minute long media session in the Niners locker room Sunday, during which he told reporters he planned to continue to sit during the playing of the national anthem. "Does this have any impact on the football side?! No".

"We recognize his right to do that". It's not my right to tell him not to do something. "That's his right as a citizen", Kelly said. "Ironically, it is those officers who on numerous occasions have protected Mr. Kaepernick and have ensured that the venues where the National Football League holds its events are fully protected".

Typically taken for granted, teams' national anthem protocol has been scrutinized since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started to sit this preseason during the anthem in protest.

Fisher said if a Ram player had an issue "that he probably would come to me to discuss it before he reacted in such a fashion".

"I thought that was pathetic from him", Isner said after a five-set victory over young compatriot Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the US Open yesterday. Some fans have burned their Kaepernick jersey.

"America - let's sack this ungrateful punk", the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate said Monday on her Facebook page.

"I have followed it and I think it's personally not a good thing". I would have a discussion with the player, find out what his beliefs were, and understand where he was coming from. But in the end he's another rich middle-aged white guy offering his opinion on Kaepernick, which is something we certainly don't need more of. "But we surely all acknowledge and even defend his right to express those views in the settings that he chooses", Earnest said.

"The way we operate for the national anthem, we consider it a small gesture to those who served and sacrificed their lives for our country and for us to play and coach in this great game", McAdoo said.

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