San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still very much dominating the headlines after his decision to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem before the Niners game last Friday.
Kaepernick eloquently explained his decision not to stand for the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, saying,
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
Ill continue to sit. Im going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change, and when theres significant change, and I feel like that flag represents what its supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way its supposed to, Ill stand.
Kaepernick has essentially divided the country in half with his protest, with servicemen and women, NFL execs, media personnel and fans all weighing in on the controversy.
Now, though, Kaepernicks detractors are even more outraged following news of the quarterbacks decision to wear socks depicting police officers as pigs.
Colin Kaepernick is now wearing socks depicting the police as pigs. pic.twitter.com/C1D809YSR2
Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 1, 2016
According to reports, Colin Kaepernick wore these pig-cop socks to 49ers practice on August 10, but theyre only now making the internet rounds.
Axiom Wire (@AxiomWire) September 1, 2016
Obviously, some of the folks who have supported the 28-year-old QB all along are remaining in his corner.
Some fat old football fan seeing Kaepernick’s pig cop socks & turning red in the face, steam coming out his ears. pic.twitter.com/i1IyQKjyLt
Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) September 1, 2016
However, it appears Colin Kaepernick has lost more supporters than hes won with this latest revelation.
What a scumbag https://t.co/97f2wEK62o
Storm Paglia (@storm_paglia) August 31, 2016
MJ (@mwjones_71) August 31, 2016
Ashley Kehew (@AshleyKehew) August 31, 2016
Bowen Bazaar (@BowenBazaar) August 31, 2016
Craig (@WardenBear) August 31, 2016
Go Mountaineers! (@Mountaineers22) August 31, 2016
We need to stop giving this irrelevant piece of garbage attention. Hes just gonna keep doing things to piss us off. https://t.co/vreJHpECDw
Beau Rehner (@ShowtimePBA) August 31, 2016
Colin Kaepernick is wearing socks to practice showing pigs with police hats on. Such a classy dude.
Jason Wert (@RealJasonWert) August 31, 2016
John Malik (@chefjohnmalik) September 1, 2016
In case youre interested in owning a pair of pig-cop socks, Busted Coverage has you covered.
Colin Kaepernick’s pig socks are $12. Figured there are some SJW on her who’ll want to buy some pic.twitter.com/tfh1kQx0hZ
Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 1, 2016
Im sure this isnt the last well hear about Colin Kaepernick.
Subscribe to Elite Dailys official newsletter, The Edge, for more stories you dont want to miss.