Everyone has an opinion on Colin Kaepernick lately (see Gold Star Mom Responds to Colin Kaepernick: ‘Shame on you…’ and 49ers Colin Kaepernick Idiotically Protests National Anthem… Because Black Lives Matter?). You can add 49ers legend and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice to that list.
Rice, who has won three more Super Bowls with the 49ers than Kaepernick ever will, took to Twitter to express his disagreement with the now infamous “protest.”
All lives matter. So much going on in this world today.Can we all just get along! Colin,I respect your stance but don't disrespect the Flag.
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) August 30, 2016
Jerry Rice, what did you do?
All things considered, a pretty milquetoast response. Rice told Kaepernick he respected his stance, but Colin should still respect the flag. As far as criticisms go towards sitting down for the National Anthem, this is maybe a 3 out of 10. Rice is saying “Sure, you have some points, but sitting out an anthem is hardly going to change anything.” Except Kaepernick’s image. Forever tarnished? Who’s to say.
But the biggest error Rice made was acknowledging “all lives matter,” the three most offensive words in the English language, so…
A black man calling out another black man for being stupid? Cue the outrage and racial slurs…
.@JerryRice "can we all just get along?" How much respect did the officers have beating Rodney King's ass while they wore the flag?
— Benjamin Dixon (@TheBpDShow) August 30, 2016
@JerryRice shut ur ass up! keep your uncle tom, dick in the booty ass IN the closet and OUT of real black people affairs!
— Miko Grimes (@iHeartMiko) August 30, 2016
@JerryRice If you respect his stance why are you speaking against it. Oh that's right, you're a COON!
— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE) August 30, 2016
Did anyone else notice all the racial epithets lobbed at Rice for simply speaking his mind? Uh huh. I guess if you’re a black man with a differing opinion from another black man (who isn’t near the NFL super star Rice is), one must be called a “coon.” Interesting. If a white person says something I disagree with, I don’t call that white person a “cracker.” I probably just shake my head, maybe have a few laughs, then move on. Unless it’s tremendously stupid, in which case I have to write a post about it. For the LOLs.
Like Deion Sanders before him (also a better football player than Kaeapernick), Jerry Rice is simply making a point. An obvious point, sure, but still just a point. That was apparently where he went wrong with the tolerant love bunnies of Twitter. If you’re a black man and you dare step a toe out of the racial party line, you’ll have hell to pay. You’ll face the Twitter lynch mob, but your lynchers will all be of your same racial makeup. See also Cam Newton Says America is Past Racism. Leftists Attack…
The irony is completely lost on these twits.
As to #BlackLivesMatter, their best foundational cases are propaganda at best. Get the facts: