Navy Launches Investigation After Video Surfaces Showing Military Dogs Attacking Man In Kaepernick Jersey

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The Navy Special Warfare Command has launched an investigation after a video emerged that showed military dogs at a Navy SEAL Museum demonstration attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey, according to The Washington Post.

In the video, posted to Twitter and viewed 4.5 million times, a man called Josh grapples with four K-9s while attendees of demonstration at the Navy SEAL museum fundraiser this demonstration watched, the Post reported.

In a second video of the incident posted to the same Twitter thread, the man also proclaims, “I will stand,” an apparent reference to Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem during National Football League games.

After the videos went viral, the Navy released a statement about the incident on Twitter Sunday.

“The inherent message of this video is completely inconsistent with the values and ethos of Naval Special Warfare and the U.S. Navy. We are investigating the matter fully, and initial indications are that there were no active-duty Navy personnel or equipment involved with this independent organization’s event,” the statement read.

The Navy SEAL Museum is located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and is intended to serve as a public space to understand and appreciate Navy SEAL history. The museum is not affiliated with either the Navy SEALs or U.S. Navy, according to ABC News. The museum did not respond to request for comment by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through the Trident House Charities Program,” according to the Navy SEAL Museum’s website.

Colin Kaepernick, the football player whose jersey the man in the video was wearing, faced criticism, especially from conservatives, after he initiated a movement to kneel during the national anthem played before football games as a protest against police brutality and racial inequality. (RELATED: American Flag, Bibles Reportedly Burned In Portland Riots)

Kaepernick has not played a game for the NFL since 2016 and filed a lawsuit against the NFL after he remained unsigned throughout the offseason. He received an endorsement from Nike, which released an ad featuring him in 2018 with the slogan “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

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