SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — As the Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem controversy continues to stir, pictures have surfaced of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs.
Kaepernick wore the socks to a practice at Kezar Stadium on August 10. The socks have pigs wearing police hats on them.
Many people are offended by this and see it as anti-police. “Pig” is often used as a derogatory term for police officers.
Kaepernick is under fire after he refused to stand up for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality.
Kaepernick’s response to the socks:
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust. I have two uncles and friends who are police officers and work to protect and serve ALL people. So before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately.”
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