"Sons of what now?!? No sir.... we are champions, leaders, mothers, brothers, friends and we care about our fellow man. We are SO MUCH MORE than just ATHLETES and it's insulting when people say "just play the game"! Do we not live in this society?!? Are we not affected by the injustices we see?!? It takes tremendous courage to STAND or KNEEL in peaceful protest for others. Our hero @kaepernick7. #istandwithkaepernick as he uses his platform and voice in search of justice for ALL!!! #ImWithKap#RightIsRight and that should know NO COLOR!!! @nflpa" - @sanyarichiross
Kaepernick’s Mom Has Perfect Comeback for Trump: “Guess That Makes Me a Proud Bitch”
The mother of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of the many to take to Twitter to respond to President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said at a rally in Alabama Friday night.
Although Trump didn’t actually name Kaepernick, it seemed pretty clear who his words were directed at considering he was the one who first gained notoriety last year for protesting the national anthem. And Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, was quick to respond: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”
Kaepernick’s parents had already made it clear they were “proud” of their son “and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.”
Trump’s criticism of the protesting players also faced resistance from the NFL leadership and other football players. "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Although the statement was presented as a response to Trump’s comments, Goodell never actually mentioned the president or what he said in his statement.
The union representing NFL players was much more direct in its criticism of the president. “We will never back down,”
Grateful for those who stood today! 🇺🇸No need to follow a crowd in wrong doing!!! 🇺🇸I will stand! #maga#usa#mypresident#veterans#Repost @foxnews (@get_repost)
Football players are taking a knee during the national anthem in response to President #DonaldTrump 's comments that the NFL should fire players who kneel while the anthem plays.