O.J Simpson Thinks Colin Kaepernick “Made A Mistake” By Kneeling During National Anthem
Ever since Colin Kaepernick refused to salute the American flag due to the racism and police brutality in this country, he has not been picked up by a NFL team even though his fans and other public figures stand, or kneel, with him. One person who doesn’t quite agree with his actions is retired player O.J Simpson.
“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson told the Buffalo News. “I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag. When he did it the first time, I thought, ‘Well, you took a gamble, and I give you credit.’”
The Heisman trophy winner said he would always salute the American flag and never associate the gruesome actions of others with the his feelings about the American flag and this country in general.
“I’m a firm believer of doing what you think is right, but I would always stand for the flag,” he said. “I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be. I’m a firm believer of doing what you think is right, but I would always stand for the flag.”
Sounds like the Hall of Famer is disregarding the racist history of this country and missing the entire point as to why Kaepernick decided to kneel in the first place.