‘Show some f****** respect for people who served’: Colin Kaepernick’s ex-teammate lashes out at 49ers QB’s decision to sit out the national anthem in Black Lives Matter protest

Monday, August 29, 2016
By Paul Martin

Minnesota Vikings Guard Alex Boone says Colin Kaepernick should be ashamed of his national anthem protest
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has sat down during The Star-Spangled Banner during all three of the team’s pre-season games
Kaepernick says he is sitting to ‘bring awareness’ to the country’s civil rights issues, especially as they relate to the African-American community
But Boone believes the protest is disrespectful to the military
Boone’s brother J.J. served in the Marines in Iraq
Despite widespread criticism, Kaepernick says he will continue his protest until he sees significant change

29 August 2016

For five seasons, Alex Boone protected 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick from 250-pound defensive ends.
But the guard doesn’t have his quarterback’s back anymore.

The 29-year-old guard, who now plays for the Minnesota Vikings, called Kaepernick’s refusal to participate in the national anthem before games ‘shameful’.

Kaepernick, who is half black, has been sitting on the bench during the Star-Spangled Banner at pre-season games to ‘bring awareness’ to the country’s civil rights issues – specifically for the African-American community.

‘You should have some f****** respect for people who served, especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom,’ Boone told ESPN. ‘We’re out here playing a game, making millions of dollars. People are losing their life, and you don’t have the common courtesy to do that. That just drove me nuts.’

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