Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
Recently Jeff and Rebecca Wilson, friends of San Francisco 49er season ticket owners Todd and Tina Jackson, were forced to take their buddy up on the offer of free tickets to an NFL exhibition game vs. the Green Bay Packers, in the hopes that one day their friends might give them tickets to a real game. The Wilsons, like most attendees, spent most of the pre-“game” festivities taking selfies and figuring out how to allow their camera access to location services so they could get that all important Levi’s Stadium check in.
Rebecca, the first person excited to be seen in Levi’s in over 20 years, began to tell us about her experience, “Just when we were about to order another beer someone tried to call me, but it was tough to hear, because the loudspeaker was playing some loud, boring, trumpet song.”
Jeff interrupted, “My buddy Todd saw our instagram post where we tagged and thanked him and Tina for the tickets, so I decided to take a picture of Kaepernick sitting on the bench because Todd loves Kaepernick. Just then we noticed the jets started flying overhead, and we realized that Kaep was sitting during the national anthem, God Bless America, or whatever.”
The Wilsons weren’t the only fans in attendance that noticed Kaepernick taking a stand by refusing to stand. In fact several fans forgot to charge their phones before coming to the game, and in doing so, noticed for the first time that Colin Kaepernick chose to remain seated during the national anthem, for the third time this year.
“His actions are so selfish,” said Rebecca, a fan of a team named after a group of people that risked the lives of their families for a chance at some gold. “Frankly this act of civil disobedience is inexcusable. I really don’t care about why he’s doing it. I’ve seen enough memes to truly understand the current state of race relations in this country. And I already know everything there is to know about Colin Kaepernick. Like his own personal racial identity, his upbringing, his individual experience being an adopted member of a mixed race family,” the Caucasian mother of none explained on Facebook, “because he’s on my fantasy team.”
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