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Crowd Looks Away From Phones Long Enough To Notice What Athletes Are Doing During National Anthem


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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9 Comments for Crowd Looks Away From Phones Long Enough To Notice What Athletes Are Doing During National Anthem

  1. JoeMoney333
    7:44 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    Ah, the beautiful truth of Satire! Preach brother!

  2. buzzard
    7:45 pm August 30, 2016 Permalink

    At least Kaepernick is not afraid to stand up, or sit down, for what he believes in. I can respect that.

  3. BiasedBigfoot
    12:06 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    When you disrespect your own country, the very country that gives you the capability to BE disrespectful (without any consequence), you’re sawing off the branch that you’re sitting on.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:04 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      Well said; to have courage of conviction is an admirable trait; but, perhaps he chose a poor way to express his opinion. He failed to consider the many African-Americans, men and women, that have paid the ultimate price to purchase the freedoms that we all enjoy.
      As a professional athlete he has many other options to voice his beliefs; We have people of color, black and hispanic, that have the courage to stand and support this country in harm’s way on foreign soil. Maybe he could visit and show his support for them…..I’m sure they would be thrilled.

  4. Idiot Guy
    9:25 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    Youre allowed to disagree with your government here and you dont have to stand for an anthem with racial overtones written by a racist slave owner if you dont want to. 2ndly, the anthem didnt give anybody anything. Its a war song that someone decided we could use as a symbol. Not standing for it makes you as much of a shitty American as not really giving a shit about a national flower. Lol get over yourselves

  5. Idiot Guy
    9:35 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

    Also runningnun, u are aware that black men died on both sides of the war right? Britain offered freedom to black slaves for joining them, and Americans would execute these blacks for the “treason” of wanting freedom. Americans slaughtered blacks because they didnt want to be slaves. Lol But go ahead stand up for that Francis Scott Key masterpiece, youre such a good American!!!

    • Rise
      10:16 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      You do realize that more blacks owned black slaves than whites? Only 1% of whites ever owned black slaves. Sick of the race card bullshit.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:17 am August 31, 2016 Permalink

      I wasn’t talking about 200 yrs ago.
      You really are an idiot!

  6. Idiot Guy
    12:25 pm August 31, 2016 Permalink

    We are talking about American slavery champ where it was mostly owned by whites. Doesnt matter who does the purchasing or receiving, slavery is still bad lol. I wonder what the stat is for percentage of blacks in America during slavery who were slaves…

    Oh so we’re not talking about 200 years ago when the anthem was written, but modern warfare instead…. i wouldnt exactly call whats going on in the Middle East right now a “purchasing of [American] freedoms” lmfao so what are you talking about then? Some blacks today are okay to risk their lives for their country…some are reasonably upset at what this country did to their people…both are acceptable opinions to have and both protected by the right to protest.

    A reasonable stance to take here is to distance yourself from how athletes and celebrities perceive their realities because they are completely irrelevant to your life