Hip-Hop is Rebelling Against VP Mike Pence In Support Of Colin Kaepernick
Kap also was a victim of "false news" when CBS Sports ran a false report saying that'd stand for the National Anthem if the NFL gave him another job.
Social media erupted over the weekend when the Vice president Mike Pence, came out of a Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game after a couple of players took a knee during the National Anthem. Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday (8 October) to announce that it was his decision Denarii of the license, if "all the players kneeled down upon his knees, with disrespect to our country".
I asked @VP Pence to leave the stadium if any of the players kneeled down upon his knees, with disrespect to our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
Pence also tweeted on Sunday and clarified his actions, writing, "I have left today's Colts game as that @POTUS and I'm not going to dignify any event that does not respect our soldiers, our Flag or the National Anthem."
The gesture, which was popularized by the former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick after he kneeled during the National Anthem in protest, has taken on a life of its own. Countless athletes and common citizens have taken part in the peaceful protest in an effort to bring awareness to the staggering number of black Americans being killed at the hands of the police as well as racial injustice. The intention behind the gesture has nothing to do with disrespecting the united States' flag.
Kaepernick found himself the target of false news, during the weekend as well. CBS Sports ran a report that says Kaepernick stood for the National Anthem if you were offered another job with the NFL.
After his supposed comments went viral, Kaepernick used a quote from Winston S. Churchill to address the misinformation.
"A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants," he wrote.
A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston S. Churchill
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) October 8, 2017
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