Ex-San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone, while acknowledging QB Colin Kaepernick “can do whatever he wants,” doesn’t mean he aligns with his teammate Aquan Boldin’s assessment that Colin’s opinion should be respected, even if you dont’t agree with it.
Kaepernick sat down for the National Anthem just before their preseason matchup with the Packers last week, and has been catching a whole lotta flack for doing so.
“You should have some f—ing respect for people who served, especially people that lost their life to protect our freedom,” said Boone, who has a Marine brother that served in Iraq, said, per ESPN’s Ben Goessling. “We’re out here playing a game, making millions of dollars. People are losing their life, and you don’t have the common courtesy to do that. That just drove me nuts.””
“Anquan said it this morning [that Kaepernick had the right to do it], and I was kind of mad that he said it, because I was like, ‘God, if Anquan says it, I’ve got to go with it,’ because Anquan was such a leader, and he’s a smart guy. He gets it. But at the same time, I was upset with his choice to do that and kind of disrespect the flag.”