Aaron Rodgers Talks USA Flag, National Anthem After Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

August 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Aaron Rodgers became the latest star to speak out regarding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest during the United States national anthem. The Green Bay Packers signal-caller expressed a different outlook than Kap.
According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, Rodgers said:
To me, the flag represents the greatest ideals of the United States of America, not the worst. But different people look at different things and have different feelings about it. That's what freedom of expression is all about. ...
... I think about the men and women who served proudly and died in wars for that flag to be flown. I think about the men and women in uniform right now who are out there protecting our freedom. I'm filled with a lot of thanks and pride in those people.
Here were Kaepernick's original comments, per NFL.com's Steve Wyche: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and peo...

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