President Barack Obama spoke out about the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick while at the G20 summit meeting in Hangzhou. Kaepernick’s decision has outraged many over the past few weeks and the NFL player said that he will continue his protest of sitting out the anthem at the start of games indefinitely.
Obama went on to say “I don’t doubt his sincerity.”
Kaepernick’s protest has generated a conversation about race, patriotism, sports protest and violence by and against police and has not been received positively by all Americans.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said, “maybe [Kaepernick] should find a country that works better for him” and angry fans have posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick jerseys and other memorabilia on social media. Kaepernick shouldn’t worry much about that because recent reports say the player’s jersey sales have skyrocketed.
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