During the 2015-2016 NFL season, now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick famously protested during the national anthem by taking a knee. To the disgust of many, he also wore socks depicting police officers as pigs.
Now, former Sheriff David Clarke is taking aim at Kaepernick, via Twitter, holding nothing back.
On Saturday, Clarke tweeted:
When I see Kaepernick in the hood mentoring young black males on making better lifestyle choices then I will know his sincerity. Opportunist pic.twitter.com/5rlOGM4w0C
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) September 16, 2017
This isn’t the first time Clarke has tweeted about Kaepernick, however. Here are some of his tweets from the past month:
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) September 2, 2017
Kaepernick and courage should NEVER be used in the same sentence. Courage is what the US military and police exhibit https://t.co/2QMvVAoa1V
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) August 27, 2017
Don’t recall PC Goodell commenting for Tim Tebow to get another shot. Tebow was a God, flag&country loving American. https://t.co/29wM68amP1
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) September 8, 2017
One veteran who IJR previously reported on tends to agree with Clarke.
Steve B.When asked about Kaepernick, veteran Steve B., a former U.S. Army Ranger, responded:
“I would make each one of the disrespectful players participate in a police academy session with role players and simulation weapons. I would have them all meet with Gold Star families.
I would specifically call Kaepernick out for his lack of truthful information, his lack of taking action (you don’t see him patrolling Chicago), and that this is just a manipulative attempt to stay relevant, create drama and claim he is a victim in true narcissistic fashion.
Without doing proper research and due diligence, he bought into the phony Black Lives Matter narrative about how more African Americans had been killed by police. FBI statistics for decades prove this false as does a recent article by the ultra liberal Washington Post.
He also failed to address the black-on-black murder/crime rates. To my knowledge, he has never gone on a ride-along with police or undergone a ‘shoot/don’t shoot’ training simulation.”
As week two of the NFL is underway, Kaepernick remains a free agent.
Source: Conservative Daily