Colin Kaepernick has had a very interesting weekend ever since he made his statement about not standing for the national anthem.
The Star Spangled Banner, played before pretty much every professional sporting event in the United States, is the source of great national pride for Americans and they do not like it when people don't stand to respect it.
One of those people is Donald Trump, who was not shy in giving his opinion on Kaepernick's sit-down protest before the 49ers - Packers game.
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According to the Republic presidential nominee, the Niners quarterback should go and find a new country to live in if he doesn't agree with the way things are in the States.
“Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen,” the billionaire said during an interview in Seattle, via TMZ.
"I think it’s personally not a good thing....I think it’s a terrible thing," he added.
Despite all the criticism, and there has been a hell of a lot of it, Kaepernick is unwavering in his principles and will continue to sit during the anthem.
“Yes, I will continue to sit," he stated. I will continue to stand with the people who are being oppressed."
"To me, this is something that has to change and when there’s significant change, and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”
Kaepernick is protesting the treatment of African Americans across the country, with police shootings reaching the headlines seemingly every month.
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