“The problem with kneeling: Why Kaepernick should have an NFL job and Tebow shouldn’t” column by David Wetzel.
Yes, Mr. Wetzel, you, like Colin Kaepernick, have the right to express your opinion in your column “whether you like it or not.”
As a Vietnam veteran (infantry 173rd Airborne), I have a right to be incensed about Kaepernick’s kneeling in protest of the suppression and maltreatment of minorities in this country. Further, I have the right as a retail businessman to hang a torched Kaepernick No. 7 jersey from the ceiling in my store.
I watched this hypocrite's diatribe during a TV interview, adorned in a T-shirt with the likeness of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X, with the slogan, “Like Minds Think Alike.”
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“It's unsurprising that Kaepernick would make a fashion gesture aligning himself with radical historical figures, given that he has explained his personal boycott of the national anthem in terms of a protest against the oppression of minorities in this country,” said one article.
It's refreshing to see team owners reject this divisive, unpatriotic, pro-communist, unappreciative jerk. It would be interesting to see the mail you must have received after your column, especially after your, in your face, “whether you like it or not” summary.
Shepard Broadfoot, North Myrtle Beach