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This Veteran’s Response To NFL Star’s National Anthem Protest Is Going Viral

By Karly Carpena
August 30, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has made the decision to sit down during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.


Things have gotten so bad that some fans are now burning Colin Kaepernick’s jersey in protest.


But one veteran’s response to the situation has gone viral on Facebook — with roughly 32,000 reactions and 23,000 shares.

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Jim Wright, who, according to his Facebook profile, is retired from the U.S. Navy, began his post with the statement Kaepernick issued to the NFL regarding his decision:

“‘I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,’ Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. ‘To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.'”

See the veteran’s response by clicking the continue button below. You will want to see what everyone’s talking about – and no you won’t expect what he has to say!