Gold Star wife Brittany Jacobs issued a stark challenge to former 49er and new face of Nike, Colin Kaepernick, suggesting Sunday that they ought to meet her and her son at Arlington National Cemetery.
“They can personally look in the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice was made,” she explained, “and they can look around and see thousands and thousands of people who also sacrificed everything for something that they believed in.”
Jacobs told “Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth that Nike had made a poor choice in Colin Kaepernick, saying, “To me it’s upsetting. This is a man who knelt before the flag that my husband and that me and my son we love, it’s so dear to us. My husband did sacrifice absolutely everything for the flag, for the country and for all that it stood for. To see someone who knelt before it be able to say that he sacrificed everything, it’s hard. It’s sad. It’s not right.”
“They could have chosen anyone,” she continued, “and they chose a person who disrespected the flag. If they could look at my son for a moment, look at his eyes, they would see a dear sacrifice. There’s so many great men and women in this country who have sacrificed everything. Colin Kaepernick is not one of them.”
Jacobs lost her husband, Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Jacobs, in a training accident in 2011 — and her son Christian was famously photographed meeting President Donald Trump at Arlington on Memorial Day in 2017.
Jacobs concluded the segment with a challenge: “I personally would like to invite Nike and Colin Kaepernick to meet me and my son at Arlington National Cemetery and see what a true sacrifice is, see what it is like to sacrifice everything for something that you believe in. And then they can personally look in the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice was made and they can look around and see thousands and thousands of people who sacrificed also everything for something that they believed in.”
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