Police Union Threatens Boycott of 49ers Games Over Kaepernick Protest


kaepernickThe Santa Clara Police Officer’s Association sent a letter to the San Francisco 49ers threatening a boycott of their games over Colin Kaepernick‘s police protest.

Remember, Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem at games was spurred in part by recent police shootings. He said that black people are being targeted by cops and that police forces aren’t doing enough to crack down.

Well, KNTV reported last night that the police union believes “recent actions by a 49ers employee have threatened our harmonious working relationship.”

They bring up what he has said about police officers recently and express their outrage:

Blanket statements that police officers in general murder minorities is completely false and insulting to the dedicated men and women in law enforcement agencies across America.

These intentional acts and inflammatory statements by Mr. Kaepernick are insulting to the members of the SCPOA. It tis apparent that the 49ers organization is aware of Mr. Kaepernick’s actions. These actions have occurred while Mr. Kaepernick was acting as an employee of the 49ers and at 49er facilities in Santa Clara. The 49ers organization has taken no action to stop or prevent Mr. Kaepernick from continuing to make inaccurate, incorrect, and inflammatory statements against police officers, which include members of the Santta Clara Police Officers Association.

They’re concerned about “harassing behavior” and highlight how many SCPOA members have provided security to many 49ers games.

“Our officers voluntarily agree to work these assignments,” they write. “If the 49ers organization fails to take action to stop this type of inappropriate workplace behavior, it could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities.”

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