Colin Kaepernick’s mother reminds people her son was ripped for peacefully protesting
Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has once again become a topic of conversation in the wake of what happened with George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the former NFL quarterback’s mother sent a message of support for her son on Friday.
Teresa Kaepernick, Colin’s adoptive mother, called out Melania Trump on Twitter. The First Lady sent a tweet calling for the violent protests in downtown Minneapolis to come to an end, and Teresa reminded her that Donald Trump and others criticized Colin for peacefully protesting by kneeling during the national anthem.
The man who peacefully protested against systemic racism and police brutality was called a "Son of a Bitch" by your idiot husband and lost his job. Let's not focus on peace and prayers, let's focus on change! https://t.co/GiX1QANOKZ
— Teresa Kaepernick (@TessKap) May 29, 2020
Floyd, a black man, died on Monday while a police officer used his knee to pin the 46-year-old to the ground. Protests and riots have erupted in Minneapolis since the incident, with several buildings having been set on fire.
Colin Kaepernick also weighed in on Floyd’s death with a tweet on Thursday.
When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.
The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.
We have the right to fight back!
Rest in Power George Floyd
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020
Kaepernick began a movement of kneeling during the national anthem several years ago as a sign of protest against police brutality. Donald Trump said at the time that NFL owners should “fire any son of a b—-” who kneels during the national anthem. This is not the first time Kaepernick’s mother has fired back at the president over the remarks.