Report: Colin Kaepernick Can’t Tamper With Flag on Helmet, or He'll Be Fined

Report: Colin Kaepernick Can’t Tamper With Flag on Helmet, or He'll Be Fined
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Jack Phillips
9/1/2016
Updated:
9/1/2016

The Chargers, meanwhile, will celebrate their annual Salute to the Military, which will include a gigantic flag. “God Bless America” will also be sung by a Navy officer during halftime to honor Vietnam War veterans.

“I have great respect for our men and women that fought for this country,” Kaepernick said over the weekend. “I have family, I have friends that have fought for this country. And they fight for freedom. They fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. And that’s not happening.”

A California congressman said Kaepernick should expect boos. “I don’t think we‘d have a player like him, frankly, I think he’d be booed out or the owners would be forced to not accept someone like him,” he said, adding that a “city like San Diego is too patriotic.”

“He probably fits in very well in San Francisco,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter told ABC News. “That might be one of the reasons that he’s able to do this or feel confident about it.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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