Colin Kaepernick won’t find many allies in the NFL that support his decision to sit during the national anthem.
Players from different teams around the league hammered Kaepernick for not standing with the rest of his team as the anthem played during a game against the Green Bay Packers. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)
— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) August 27, 2016
I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that put your lives on the line for that flag
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) August 27, 2016
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 28, 2016
Making enemies in the league is not a smart idea, and trashing America and refusing to stand for the national anthem is perhaps the quickest way to get that done.