Retired SEAL Rob O’Neill, asked where social justice activist Colin Kaepernick is playing quarterback this Sunday.
O’Neill is best known for claiming to have fired the head shots that killed Osama bin Laden during the raid on his Abbottabad compound on May 1, 2011. O’Neill focused Kaepernick, who all but started the trend of kneeling for the national anthem in objection to the state of race relations in America.
“I see the flag, I think of Iwo Jima, I think of Normandy,” he said. “People don’t understand what’s going on.”
“Colin Kaepernick: Where’s he playing today?” O’Neill asked, dismissing the former 49er’s ability to comprehend the situation.
Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players went down on one knee after Trump said that those who protest during the anthem should be fired.Twenty-seven players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens took a knee during the singing of the US national anthem at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as the protest against the US president, Donald Trump but stood during Britain’s “God Save the Queen.”
Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who donated $1m to Trump’s inauguration committee, also linked arms with two of his players.
“I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump, and was honoured to be arm in arm with them, their teammates and our coaches during our anthem,” Khan said.