Earlier this month, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“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 said of his protest. “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.”
Since then, these race-baiting protests have spread throughout the country like wildfire, and a group of patriotic football players have finally had enough.
As the national anthem began to play before a Mechanicville High/Catholic High football game lineman Daniel Hayner didn’t see an American flag anywhere on the field. According to IJ Review, Hayner’s coach told him to grab the flag his team always keeps with them and bring it out onto the field. A friend then took a photo of Hayner holding the flag, and it has quickly gone viral.
The reason Catholic High didn’t have a flag was actually a total accident, as they had “just finished work to their press box and forgot to replace [it].”
“The school did not have a flag prepared in a timely manner,” the principal explained. “As a principal, I take responsibility for that and we apologize if anyone was offended.”
Hayner appeared on Fox & Friends over the weekend, and he was asked about what made him want to hold the flag as well as what he thinks about Kapernick and his fellow race-baiting NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem.
“People serving and dying for the country, for the flag,” he said. “The NFL players doing it, and disrespecting it, and disrespecting people serving; it’s not the right thing to do… They’re supposed to be role models to younger kids, younger football players. They’re not showing the right thing to anybody by doing what they’re doing.”
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