Colin Kaepernick is causing a huge uproar by not standing for the National Anthem. He stated: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” He feels that his message goes beyond football and is raising social issues worldwide.
Kaepernick’s actions are not wrong, but his actions are too much of a distraction for the NFL. No one is focusing on the game. I support what he is doing to the fullest, being a part of the African-American community and seeing wrongdoing across the country. But he is causing too much chaos that will be damaging for him in the end.
Deandre Johnson, Miami