You may know him as the boxer turned grill master, but George Foreman is also quite the patriot, grateful for the country and all the opportunities it provided him. So it comes as little surprise that Mr. Foreman is unimpressed with the national tantrums of Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant.
“I love the United States,” Foreman said. “They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.”
He added, “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
Listen below. Sports discussion starts at the 20-minute mark. George Foreman joined the podcast at 21:55:
You mean Colin Kaepernick could be conducting all this protesting for attention? Get out. It’s almost like we’ve suspected as much since Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been a decent quarterback since… well it’s been a while. I’m not a Niner’s fan, so sue me.
Here’s an idea that’s been lost on many sports teams, sports networks (here’s looking at you, racist ESPN), and specific sports figures: just play the damn sport. Sports in America is a major form of entertainment and escapism. Sports fans care as much about Kapernick’s anthem protest as a politician cares about ESPN’s abysmal ratings. People watch sports to watch sports. Not to get another daily dosage of politics. We get enough politics everywhere else. When people turn on a sports game, they want to watch a sports game. That such a statement needs to be typed out goes to the severity of the problem.
If Colin Kaepernick has an issue with America, fine. But as soon as he made his issue with America more prominent and more important than the game he was hired to play, that’s when the problem began. Shouldn’t be a national mystery.
Here’s a time-stamped video of Remy doing a spot on impression of Kaepernick. Watch it. Trust me.