Kaepernick Accuses U.S. Of Targeting 'Brown People' After Bombing Terrorist

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a series of controversial, anti-U.S. military tweets on Saturday.

Washington, DC - Former National Football League (NFL) quarterback and current Nike representative, Colin Kaepernick, accused the United States of targeting minorities after President Donald Trump announced on Friday that a U.S. military airstrike had killed a notorious terrorist, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

"There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism," Kaepernick tweeted on Saturday.

“America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world,” the former professional football player tweeted a minute later.

The former San Francisco 49-er, who started kneeling on the field for the National Anthem at the start of the 2016 NFL season, later retweeted a quote by notorious Black Panther supporter Angela Davis.

“’As a Black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.’–Angela Davis,” Kaepernick tweeted.

Davis purchased the guns used by a 17-year-old to storm a Marin County courtroom and take three jurors hostage in 1970, CBS News reported.

The former professional football player, who was once the league’s second-highest-paid quarterback, claimed when he started kneeling during the National Anthem that it was to protest police brutality against minorities.

Kaepernick then incorporated the flag into his protest. “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 said at the time.

Now, his most recent tweets ranting about American imperialism appear to have placed him firmly in the anti-U.S. military camp.

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) criticized Kaepernick and called him out for being a racist on Sunday morning.

“He’s a loser on and off the field,” Graham said on the FOX News show “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“He has no idea what the Iranian regime has done to the region. He has no idea that they have 600 American deaths as a result of IEDs made in Iran, used in Iraq,” the senator continued.

“It’s un-American. He’s a racist,” the senator continued. “If you’re looking for racism in America, then Mr. Kaepernick look in the mirror.”

Graham said Kaepernick was “blinded by your hatred” towards President Trump that he can’t see right from wrong.

“Your country’s not the problem. It’s the Iranians and you’re so blinded by your hatred of Trump that you can’t see the difference between who we are and who the Ayatollah is,” he ranted. “Pretty sad.”

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since he quit in 2016. His record in the NFL as a starter his last two seasons was 3-16.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in December of 2019 that the league was finished with Kaepernick after the former quarterback blew off an opportunity for a workout in the Atlanta Falcons training facility because he claimed he didn’t trust the NFL.

Nike has since used Kaepernick in publicity stunts to try to generate more revenue form his controversial positions.

Comments (108)
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hoss377
hoss377

Screw him and nike

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

To support Iran is akin to chanting "death to America."

It's not surprising, since he is a kneeler.

Nike should be ashamed of themselves, and Kaepernick should move to Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, or somewhere else. Good luck with criticizing the governments he likes, if he decides to move there.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Who do you suppose showed him how to spell "imperialism"?

ikaika
ikaika

Holy shit. Someone needs to break his fingers and deny him access to any electronics of any kind. Then ship him off to Iran. I guess he'd like to help them kill Americans.

Tomted
Tomted

If he wants to be anti American then it’s simple. REVOKE his citizenship and send his stupid ass to Iran to live with his people.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

He's right.

American citizens have more in common with Iranian citizens than American billionaires, and vice versa. Let them fight their wars over oil.

Dowhatisright
Dowhatisright

He's a joke and sadly he is from my area. I have not supported him or Nike for years. I refuse to buy Nike at all costs. I'd rather pay more for shoes and other gear than support these fools.

JBoH
JBoH

Anyone who kills Americans, advocates killing, plans, supports, prays for the killing of Americans and gets a Hellfire missile up their ass...that's tough. Not really.

stooge819
stooge819

Can't imagine why no one will sign him...

Fm2176
Fm2176

I for one am glad we used military action against all those Black and Brown Germans, Italians, British, Spanish, Austro-Hungarians, French, Russians, etc (kind of reaching there referring to the Quasi-War and the 1918 AEF Siberian actions against the Reds). The sheer number of non-Black and non-Brown people we've been in conflict with demonstrates that US policy does not side with race or ethnicity. Iran has been a thorn in our side since at least 1979. This isn't the first time we've come to blows.

The ex-NFL failure further proves his racism by omitting Yellow and Red people. We've probably subjugated or eliminated more Native Americans, North Koreans, Communist Chinese, Filipinos, and Japanese than we have all black and brown people combined.

I haven't bought anything from Nike in about ten years and will continue to buy more patriotic brands.

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

Based on the pic, he certainly seems really beside about the matter.

bronx163
bronx163

Kaepernick is a piece of shit washed up football player from national felon league. Has no idea or education re foreign affairs.

America vaperized a high value target. A iranian killer responsible for hundreads of American Marines, and Soldiers deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria.

Trump will bring Iran to its knees on the next precision strikes in Iran.

Iran will have to import oil soon and electric power.

Stay tuned.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Nike gave him millions after he wore these socks in their shoes...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Hassan Nasrallah says:

"There are many U.S. civilians in our region — engineers, businessmen, journalists. We will not touch them. Touching any civilian anywhere in the world will only serve Trump’s policy."

When calling for retribution, "we do not mean the American people," he said. "The true, just retribution for those who conducted this assassination is an institution, which is the U.S. military. We will launch a battle against those killers, those criminals."

Weird. The leaders you call terrorists are showing more compassion than our leaders. No wonder so many military-age people are letting you know right now they won't be participating in any rich man's war.

wsnbh1
wsnbh1

How long will Nike keep paying this loser!?

Marxest
Marxest

I'm dancing in my Nike Air Force Ones right now! Everything Colin Kaepernick said is absolutely true. The American military has engaged in destructive behavior towards people of color throughout its history. Though the racists/white nationalists and apologists would rather us forget about that inconvenient truth of the devastation and ruined and lost lives and instead focus on the future and the "greater good" (the greater good isn't good for everyone). It's Mr Kaepernick's American right to criticize anything he wishes in America, no matter how un-American it sounds to racist white snowflakes. Keep up the good work, Mr Kaepernick. I wish Colin Kaepernick good health, wealth and prosperity. The US military and armed forces will do their thing. God Bless America.

bronx163
bronx163

This loser is an elitist.

Gets payed by nike who uses Chinese slave labor. Where is his outrage of that bohh thats right its not black people so he doesnt care whike he collects blood money from chinese sweat shop labor.

Fucking hypocrite.

Tinman59
Tinman59

Iranians are actually Aryan. In other words, Caucasian. Kaepernick is dumber than a bag of bricks. Played football like a bag of bricks. One jerk wonder.

Erskimod1
Erskimod1

Please delete this imbecile Do not reply Do not forward Stop keeping him relevant Delete , Delete , Delete !!!! For the love of God Please don't make this mistake again

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

WHO CARES WHAT KAEPERNICK THINKS? NOT ME NOR THE OVER 320,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police in America! I have a novel idea media - QUIT GIVING THIS IDIOT FREE COVERAGE!!!!!!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

@Officer Cynical Who do you suppose gave him the eloquent speech and wording of a dictator?

Forsaken
Forsaken

One wonderful thing about the United States of America is no one cares if you leave. I’m sure he could live a nice life in Iran, or anywhere else outside the country.

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS

javaguy746
javaguy746

Isn't there a law about inciting a riot? Seems that what he is up to.

RPG156
RPG156

Can't tell if his brain is just broken or he is still trying to get attention...

Raymelson
Raymelson

I wouldn't want a bunch of pussycats like him trying to defend America

HFD120
HFD120

Well, I have to agree with Senator Graham on this one.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Colin Kaepernick?? Never heard of her!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣

magnumforc
magnumforc

What an arsehole. "American Imperialism"???? While he made millions playing ball, albeit poorly! He needs to join Rose McGowan so they can be Tehran Rose and Assahola Colin.....

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Kaepernick is nothing more then a damned racist on steroids! Bullsh#t statements from Kaepernick like that helps no one! It flatly stokes the ambers into flames! Maybe thats what he wants? Guy is brainwashed!

BrB
BrB

Yup, brown people that are Caucasian, speak an Indo-European language, are considered white by official census, and choose to check the "white" box on forms. The man should read some books. He's supposed to be taking a knee, not inserting foot in mouth.

Lvmycounty
Lvmycounty

I guess he has not been a subject of a story lately, so he thought it was a good time to stick his foot in his mouth....again!

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

How many "brown people" do you think Soleimani has murdered over the years?

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

Why do the press continue to acknowledge this asshole?

JMK2244
JMK2244

Seriously Kaepernick?? The only way you can get attention is to be an idiot? Dang...I just gave you attention. GO AWAY Kaepernick!

Luscious775
Luscious775

Ok he’s a pussy and he’s not full black get real fucker

Kdye
Kdye

Why is this JAG on BLM??

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

Mr. Kaepernick, you don't look like a Zulu Warrior, so I predict a quick check on Ancestry.com will find you are part of the evil white people, aren't you? I know, as I am in the same boat, but you choose to hate half of who you are, like a coward, as you never do any interviews and have to answer inquiring questions, because I know your girlfriend writes your commentary, not you. This theory is easy to deduct, as you probably write as you play football, you suck! You are a hateful, spoiled jock who couldn't carry the jock of a real athlete who would show gratitude for getting wealthy by playing a kid's game. If we need the perspective of a bad kid, we will call you, do not call us you moron.

LPD133
LPD133

Anybody still listening to this moron? All I hear is bla bla bla.....wish I could play football....bla bla bla.....

Heyb0ss
Heyb0ss

Just imagine being a millionare for playing a game and then criticizing your own country for killing a guy who was in charge of the Benghazi attack, this recent attack, and planning to do more. Dude hasn't worked a day in his life.

Heyb0ss
Heyb0ss

It's funny because there are some Iranians and Iraqis are cheering because of his death. Some of them actually support America more than colin kaperdick

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

We probably just missed Kapperdick, probably was in the caravan with that general.