If you're not familiar with the situation, I am surprised. If you watch TV, cruise the Internet or delve into Social Media, you've been inundated with the story.
I just have to ask: where do you draw the line on freedom of speech and expression? This guy decided he would protest racial inequalities and issues by not standing during the National Anthem of one of the 49ers' preseason NFL games. He was resoundingly trounced throughout all of the aforementioned mediums.
Just two weeks ago, U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas raised ire by not placing her hand over her heart during the playing of the National Anthem during the gold medal ceremony for the U.S. team. She was also chastised for her lack of patriotism.
I ask again, where do we draw the line of how to properly express or protest something within our rights? I don't have the answer. I'm not sure anyone does.
But I do have this challenge for Kaepernick: aren't there better forums to protest the racial issues you are trying to bring into the spotlight? Could you have done something different, something that wouldn't offend those who have served their country? They paved the way for you to have the freedom to be a professional football player in a country where you can express your opinions.
As my millennial friends would put it: "Just sayin'."