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Colin Kapernick of the San Fran 49ers refuses to stand for American National Anthem

Colin Kapernick of the San Fran 49ers refuses to stand for American National Anthem | WHILE KAPERNICK REFUSES TO STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM; THIS MARINE COMES TO ATTENTION | image tagged in standing at attention for national anthem,marines,national anthem,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
34,676 views 209 upvotes Made by catfish94 8 years ago in fun
"Standing" at attention for national anthem memeCaption this Meme
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26 ups, 8y,
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Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme | NEVER MIND THE LOSER... I WOULD LOVE TO SHAKE THAT MARINE'S HAND. | image tagged in memes,leonardo dicaprio cheers | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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14 ups, 8y,
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IF YOU SHAKE HIS HAND HE'LL FALL OVER | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
8 ups, 8y,
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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | AFTER THE ANTHEM, LOL | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
I actually thought of that scenario before posting that, but I really felt good about the Marine, so I posted it anyway. It didn't take long for you to capitalize on the risk I took, and I love it! You didn't let me down, lol :-)
2 ups, 8y
Yeah, because he didn't shake your hand and you're not crippled.
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7 ups, 8y,
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There are still people who are proud to be an American?
3 ups, 8y
Yup, but rest assured there are plenty of bad examples floating around out there.
5 ups, 8y,
1 reply
Me too but not for this. I hate when we use the dismemberment of our soldiers as some sort of ploy to inspire patriotism. A homeless vet will salute the flag with tears in his eyes while he starves on the streets because he was stripped of his VA benefits. This is sad to me.
4 ups, 8y
I have a deep respect for anyone who is, or was, a member of the armed forces. I didn't serve and am forever in debt to all who did. I agree it is so sad to see these people needing help that they, above many others, deserve.
20 ups, 8y,
2 replies
5 ups, 8y,
1 reply
Newly released....he is a new convert to Islam and that's why he didn't stand
4 ups, 8y,
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3 ups, 8y,
3 replies
The Nation of Islam hates all things white and all things WEST. Listen to Lewis Farakan for 10 minutes.
3 ups, 8y,
1 reply
1 up, 8y,
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2 ups, 8y
2 ups, 8y,
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Islam is not a nation, it's a region, they are very strict. Respect them and their religion, they'll treat you right. Besides, they don't hate all things white and west, we just don't have the numbers in our military to support them yet.
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3 ups, 8y
Even if you respect their religion, you're not guaranteed to be treated right. Just ask the thousands of mistreated women that respected it.
2 ups, 8y,
1 reply
You are uninformed.
The Nation of Islam is a predominantly black Islamic party in America. Watch a little Louis Farakan. I have watched hours, whites are evil in their sight.
3 ups, 8y
Oh. That one, I thought you thought Islam was a nation, my bad.
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0 ups, 8y
2 ups, 8y,
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2 ups, 8y,
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2 ups, 8y,
1 reply
2 ups, 8y
20 ups, 8y,
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11 ups, 8y,
1 reply
Here's what Kapernick's mom said lol
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6 ups, 8y
Yeah, and his parents are white. He's just the latest douche jumping on the "I hate America and all that it stands for" bandwagon.
16 ups, 8y,
1 reply
It's all about me me me
5 ups, 8y,
1 reply
I thought it was nerf football league.
3 ups, 8y
Nerd for brains maybe
16 ups, 8y,
4 replies
I didn't think it was possible for me to dislike Kaepernick and the 49rs anymore than already did...
11 ups, 8y
He's a real POS
10 ups, 8y
Never say never, the world always manages to spawn a bigger douchebag.
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10 ups, 8y,
1 reply
I wonder if the white side of him feels the need to kick his own ass.
6 ups, 8y
10 ups, 8y
Hear hear
13 ups, 8y,
1 reply
I think the whole thing is an extension of Kapernick's personality. In his first season, when I saw him play, his style was extremely unorthodox. He would make passes of course, but frequently would tuck the ball and run with it, often taking defensive players head on in bone crunching collisions.

For a quarterback in the NFL, he was gambling wildly with the play and his health and the gambling paid off that first season.

However, though his unpredictable play may be hard to defend in the NFL, a quarterback who plays that aggressive style of running and smashing defensive players is going to be injured badly. No doubt his coached reined in his style. And as all football fans know, it turned him into a sub-standard QB barely hanging on to his job.

Just like that first season when the team was losing or barely hanging on to a slim lead, Kapernick's instinct is to do something showy, unorthodox, reckless and fraught with risk that may pay off in a big way...

But this time he's not going head to head with a linebacker, he's going head to head with the NFL fan base and will not survive this particular collision. Just as he can exercise his right to politicize an issue to the NFL fan base, the NFL fan base has the right to marginalized him.

He doesn't give a hoot about BLM, shoot, he was the one penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct using the N word in a game. He's just another example of the Peter Priciple in the NFL where a player with vast physical gifts but with little true talent and very marginal judgement makes a brief flash but fades rapidly. And sometimes fades with ignominy.
6 ups, 8y
I bet Harbaugh regrets benching Alex Smith for that douchebag.
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12 ups, 8y,
1 reply
I'm glad there's a lot of backlash. Hopefully he'll regret his dumb decision. I'm hoping the audience boos him in the first game, however this is San Francisco, a very doucheb-baggery liberal city.
7 ups, 8y,
1 reply
That's probably why he figured he could politicize the thing, he knows SF is what you have said it is. The thing is, not every person in SF is a raging leftist who hates America and the 49er's NFL fan base likely consists of a lot of patriotic Americans.
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16 ups, 8y,
1 reply
I hope you're right. I just don't understand people like him. I'm not saying everyone has to be waving flags 24/7, but when the National Anthem is played, you remove your hat, stand at attention, put your hand over your heart and respect it.
9 ups, 8y,
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For me, respect for the National Anthem is a bond between us. We may be from different backgrounds. We may have vastly different beliefs about politics, religion, sports strategy or even love. But the thing that binds us and unites us is the fact that we are Americans.

I may not agree with someone on much, and we may even be pulling for the opposite team in the game, but when we are at the game and the National Anthem begins, we both stand and share the thing that unites us. We are both Americans. And proud of it.
6 ups, 8y
"We are both Americans. And proud of it."

Couldn't agree more brother, couldn't agree more. Thanks for making this meme.
11 ups, 8y
11 ups, 8y,
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10 ups, 8y,
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2 ups, 8y,
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WHILE KAPERNICK REFUSES TO STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM; THIS MARINE COMES TO ATTENTION