The just released Nike sports apparel ad campaign, (a Just Do It tribute) which includes Colin Kaepernick, is just in time for the Football season! And boy does it have some people steamed. Mostly the fake patriots who love to claim the flag as an idol.
With the pump being primed and the protesters of the protester, whom themselves should probably be protested, up in arms, I think it fitting for folks to be reminded just how we got here.
Colin Kaepernick made a person decision, in a show of support for the BLM movement he decided to no longer participate in the ritualistic pregame national anthem ceremony. So while others stood with hands over their hearts and filled with song, he sat idly by the hydration station (Sports Drink cooler) in silence. A military Veteran took noticed of this and he didn't like it, and he let it be known. Colin and he had a talk, one thing lead to another. Ending with him telling Colin that if he wanted to protest in silence it would be better for him to at least kneel, out of respect to falling service men, during the singing of the anthem. So he did ...and word started to spread, and other players followed his lead, and all hell broke loose. The act of kneeling brought a lot more attention. Turns out the Veteran was wrong, people were more offended by the kneeling than his previous non-participation. If only he would have remained sitting by the hydration station, would we be here?
If you didn't know. Now you know. This is how the kneeling got started.