What Did Kaepernick Critics Say About Ray Rice?
Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem certainly ruffled a few feathers. Not the least of which are his peers in the NFL. We’d always heard that the NFL is a fraternity where players don’t speak up against each other. They’re a brotherhood. But that seemed to go out of the window with Kaepernick. Players are openly and happily defending the flag and bashing him.
But remember when Ray Rice beat up his girlfriend? Or when Greg Hardy threw his girlfriend on a bed of guns? What did players say then? See, back then they seemed to be happily silent about domestic violence.
So…beat up women just don’t insult the flag! That’s the the lesson, here? Take a look.
Here’s What Tiki Barber had to say about Colin Kaepernick:
“I agree with his desire to continue the narrative,” Barber said. “There are issues in this country. That you have to commend him for. But I don’t commend him for sitting and not honoring this country and our flag.”
Here’s What Tiki Barber said about Ray Rice beating his girlfriend:
“I’ve known Ray since he was a high school kid…He’s a salt of the earth. One of the greatest guys I’ve ever met in my life and he made a bad mistake.”
Richard Sherman on Kaepernick: He wanted to make a stand, anytime you don’t stand during the national anthem people are going to criticize it. That’s the unfortunate part of it, you can’t ever stand against the flag and things like that, a lot of people sacrifice and things like that for it, but there is also a deeper meaning to what he did.”
Ben Roethlisberger on Colin Kaepernick: “For Colin to use his platform as an NFL quarterback to speak on hot topics in the world is awesome. But when it comes to the national anthem and the flag it stands for something different.”
Ben Roethlisberger on Ray Rice: “We pray for him and his wife and his family,” Roethlisberger said in Wednesday’s conference call with Baltimore media. “The biggest focus is the game on Thursday. That’s really all that we can afford to deal with right now on such a short week and notice. That’s the most important thing for us right now is what we control.”
Tyler Eifert on Colin Kaepernick:
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