I don't care WHAT Kaepernick’s reasoning is for wearing those demeaning socks depicting cops as pigs, or trying to make a statement about cops killing blacks (blacks - most often caught in the process of committing crimes)! In my humble opinion, anyone who refuses to stand for our National Anthem and disrespects our flag (after all, flags represent countries, and people are expected to respect their own country, and to pay respect to those who have defended and/or lost their lives for those countries) should drape himself in one of those “pig socks” AND be kicked off the team – the one that’s paying him millions to simply PLAY A GAME in the country he is representing.
I would also suggest Kaepernick move to Syria and spend some time under Assad's regime where he would have NO “rights” to even open his big mouth! Perhaps that would help refocus his megalomaniac attention from himself, and make him realize that not standing for the American flag or the National Anthem is NOT the way to protest cops killing black thugs during their commission of crimes!
(It’s a terrible thing whenever ANYONE is killed, black or white, but it is an abomination to make a hero of some thug who just robbed a convenience store, bullied the manager, and then smarted off to police who were trying to get him out of the middle of the street to question him! That person is not a “hero” – he is a criminal who needed his butt kicked! Instead of lamenting people killed during the commission of a crime, how about putting yourself in the shoes of the cops who are constantly forced to deal with smart alecks and criminals who, rather than to cooperate, stand there and argue and mouth off, or try to run? The cops are not the "bad guys" - the criminals are! [And yes, I understand there are some "bad" cops, but lets stop pretending they are ALL bad, just because Kaepernick has a problem with them!])
If Kaepernick really wanted to do something constructive, he would protest how many children, in general (not just black children), are being raised WITHOUT proper work ethics or morals or integrity, or being instilled with the knowledge of “right and wrong” and “good and bad!” Why doesn’t he protest the idea that many children grow up without ANY parental guidance and are never taught to respect their parents and authority figures – who would thus know that, when approached by a cop, they are to stand still and keep their mouths shut not argue and mouth off about their “rights”, most often in a feeble attempt to cover-up their own misdeed. (When someone is caught committing a CRIME, they have NO RIGHTS! The ONLY “right” they have at that point is to shut up and deal with the fact that they got caught, and prepare to expect some consequences.)
If Kaepernick truly wanted to make a statement, he would figure out other ways to handle it besides wearing “pig socks” and refusing to stand for the National Anthem in a country responsible for paying him millions to play football – not to use his public platform to “make statements.”
Racial tension in the US isn’t only mounting because of cops killing black criminals; it is mounting because of STUPID and godless behavior on many fronts in a country where laziness, "entitlement" and personal opinions of the uneducated or ignorant reign supreme. (And I am NOT just referring to blacks as there are plenty of whites and Hispanics, etc. who are contributing to the downfall of America....)
The ONLY ONE who can put an end to all the nonsense is Yeshua. May he return SOON!