Alex Boone Comments on Colin Kaepernick’s Decision to Sit During National Anthem

August 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem before his team's game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, he stirred up different reactions.
Count Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Alex Boone among those who do not agree with Kaepernick.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today shared some of Boone's comments Sunday:
It's hard for me, because my brother was a Marine, and he lost a lot of friends over there. That flag obviously gives (Kaepernick) the right to do whatever he wants. I understand it. At the same time, you should have some (expletive) respect for people who served, especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom.
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.
Boone was a member of the 49ers from 2009 to 2015.
He had this to say when asked what would have happened if ...

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