Musician Kid Rock has made himself a part of the Colin Kaepernick controversy. At his Fenway Park show over the weekend, while he was performing “Born Free” he stopped singing so that he could say, “Man, f*ck Colin Kaepernick!” The crowd went absolutely wild, loving it.
NFL players have been protesting the national anthem since the beginning of the season; Kaepernick is the one who started it, saying:
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
This isn’t totally out of left field for Kid Rock. The singer has faced his own share of controversy before for flying the Confederate flag at his performances. Model Kate Upton has also recently called the practice of sitting for the National Anthem “a disgrace” when four Miami Dolphins refused to stand on September 11th.
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