Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 protest is a virus that keeps on spreading.
The former 49ers quarterback protest has affected many NFL players who are now carrying the torch for his anti-American protests during the National Anthem.
And now one player just carried out a racist, anti-American protest on the field.
These anti-American protests have become annoying.
Not everyone around the league shares Kaepernick’s self-righteous, attention-seeking protest against America.
But Michael Bennett is the main NFL star who has kept the Kaepernick tradition.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end raised his fist in the air following a successful sack.
That raised fist was reminiscent of the 1968 Summer Olympics black power salute.
But he did it during the game to send a “message.”
“Apparently, Michael Bennett is now protesting sacks as well.
The Seahawks are playing the 49ers on Sunday, a rivalry that always brings out passion, excitement, and statements of questionable intelligence.
Michael Bennett has now added his own chapter to this storied tradition. After notching a sack of 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer, Michael Bennett raised a fist:
Video: Michael Bennett Raised His Fist After Sack https://t.co/sYeOatNJMW
— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) September 17, 2017
There’s mixing sports and politics, we’ve all been made painfully aware of that over the last year or so.
However, mixing a protest into an actual play on the field just takes the idiocy into an entirely new level.
Perhaps Bennett chose this game to unveil his new sack celebration because the Seahawks are playing the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick’s old football team.
Or, maybe, he’s just an irrepressible activist and showboat who will stop at nothing to shift the focus off the game, and onto himself.
At this point, both could be acceptable answers.”
Bennett explained why he did it on his Twitter account.
The raised fist represent unity or solidarity with oppressed peoples. pic.twitter.com/ku8mFkelTB
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 18, 2017
Why do it during the game? Why not help out your community and leave the game on the field.
Football has become an opportunity for a political statement? That’s ridiculous.
And it was met with immense backlash.
— John Ray Jr. (@jrayjr88) September 18, 2017
Anti-American Scumbag Michael Bennett takes his protest onto the field https://t.co/rI4nrL9bxe
— Bob Ratliff (@MiddletownBuck) September 18, 2017
Some of these players need to grow up before it’s too late. All they’re doing is alienating fans who actually care about this country.