Finally, someone has put Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest into a truly sobering context that, in a perfect world, would make the attention-seeking 49er reconsider the disrespectful and unproductive statement his decision to take the knee during our country’s anthem of freedom is making.
Plummeting NFL ratings don’t seem to deter his efforts, but perhaps if he hears the words spoken at yesterday’s ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, he’ll remember that our anthem and the men who fought for our freedom have nothing to do with the supposed victimhood he claims to be fighting against.
Fox News report:
A U.S. Navy admiral received a standing ovation for calling out Colin Kaepernick at an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
During the ceremony, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. took a swipe at the San Francisco 49ers quarterback for refusing to stand during the national anthem.
“You can bet that the men and women that we honor today – and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago – never took a knee and never failed to stand when they heard our national anthem being played,” Harris said.
The comment brought the crowd to their feet for a lengthy round of applause.
Kaepernick has emerged as one of the most outspoken athletes in sports after he decided to take a knee during the national anthem before NFL games to voice concerns over police violence in America.
Well said, Admiral Harris, and may we remember all the fallen soldiers throughout our nation’s history who have fought to defend the rights of disrespectful football players with million dollar contracts everywhere.
Watch the whole ceremony below: