Kaepernick’s parents say their son “is possibly putting his life on the line for those (his) beliefs”

A military parent might have a different perspective about that statement.


From ESPN: The parents of embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have broken their silence on their son’s decision to kneel for the playing of the national anthem this season.

“Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs,” Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote in a statement addressed to The Undefeated on Friday. “As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others.

Reached by phone Friday evening, Teresa Kaepernick said the couple initially wanted to avoid the limelight associated with making a public statement about their son but were shocked by the overwhelmingly false narrative that she and her husband don’t support their son.

The Kaepernicks’ support of Colin initially came into question after USA Today reported in early September that the family flew an American flag in front of their Modesto, California, home, an apparent statement of their displeasure with Colin. At the time, Teresa said, “It’s not in our best interest or Colin’s best interest” to make a comment. Colin later told reporters that his parents “agree with what I’m standing for.”

Glad to know Kaepernick's parents agree with their son supporting Castro

Glad to know Kaepernick’s parents agree with their son standing for Castro

More than three months later, his parents are finally ready to speak.

“Colin has chosen to kneel for the national anthem as a protest to the continuing racial inequality in this country,” the statement read. “He has explained his reasons for this in multiple interviews, yet it seems some people still do not understand his point. For whatever reason, there are some who want to view this as an anti-military protest or an un-American stance. These views could not be further from the truth, but we know that people will believe what they wish to believe. The recent remarks (attacks) by Admiral Harris supported by the Pentagon are over the top, and we feel the desire to make a public statement in support of our son.

On Wednesday, Adm. Harry B. Harris, who heads the U.S. Pacific Command, made indirect comments against Kaepernick while addressing a crowd to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played,” he said.

“Our military takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and many have fought and died to defend our constitutional rights. Indeed after such sacrifice it is a reasonable expectation that all of our citizens enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the Kaepernicks’ statement read.

“I just want to be on the record that we absolutely do support him,” Teresa told The Undefeated by phone.

Read the whole story here.


19 responses to “Kaepernick’s parents say their son “is possibly putting his life on the line for those (his) beliefs”

  1. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs,” Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote

    Hyperbole much? Kaepernick’s parents are drama queens just like their son.

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    • Well, he’s obviously not playing great football for his beliefs…

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    • Absolutely! It is sickening what some of these self-centered ego-maniacs will do for some TV time.
      I don’t think anyone would kill the doofus for being a doofus drama-queen, but he might have bought himself a major ass-whippin’ somewhere down the road.
      And it is not “RACIST!” to put some thumps on a ‘Richard’ that has certainly begged for it.

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  2. No one is going to harm her son – His life isn’t worth going to prison for. SmDh, these Marxists really do believe their own BS and aggrandize themselves beyond belief.

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  3. The man is entitled to his racist beliefs and I’ll defend his right to have those beliefs with the last breath Obama takes.


  4. We’ve had more than enough communism from the rabid left!

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  5. Peculiar that these parents feel their son is entitled to act in manner he sees fit, yet they cast aspersions on those who have an opposing view.. If he were really interested in helping “his people” attain equality–why isn’t he spending his free time in various schools helping with the “learn to read programs.” Why isn’t he infusing his money into reading programs for black people of all ages? Until ALL black mother’s demand that their children buckle down and excel in school, these children will never have true success in this country or anywhere else. Education is the key to financial, and social success. As a young black man said, “You gotta’ learn to earn!” It is far and away easier to demonstrate, whine and groan over the “injustice of it all,” than it is to suck it up and actually do something about the problem. I am weary of him, I wish his team would kick him to the curb–he is too much of a distraction in the whole scheme of things. It is disgusting that he idolizes communist leaders, and evidently he is too stupid to know their history as far as “human rights” goes.

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  6. It’s been done already, Colin…

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  7. I have said and will say again & again”
    Thank God for President Donald Trump

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  8. And how, exactly, is this supposed to work up our sympathy for him?

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  9. Will his parents also be encouraging him to reject his huge multi-million $ NFL paychecks in order to address income equality issues? Of course not. Hypocrites.

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  11. Say what you want, but he was just fine until he started dating the Muslim chick and he converted.
    He can call the country repressive, he has done just fine.

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  12. —He is Attending the School of the Electric Fence
    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. Will Rogers

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  13. Dr. Eowyn sorry to hijack this post for a sec. I sent you a message intended for you privately about PIZZAGATE but it apparently ended up public,
    could you please delete the public message (privacy considerations)
    thank you


  14. BTW Countdown to Obama’s Last Day on your page is superb 🙂

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