Obama says he "has a point."
Colin Kaepernick has been getting a lot of attention in the media, both good and bad. Last month, the NFL quarterback refused to stand during the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner at the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaep told the press explaining his silent protest.
Since then, there have been many athletes who showed disgust for his stance. However, there have been other celebrities who have supported Kaepernick’s decision—two of them being the head of our country, President Barack Obama, and rapper J. Cole. Over the weekend, both men lauded Kaep courageously sitting down while the national anthem was sung.
Both men have showed their support for Kaep courageously sitting out the national anthem.