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#pounditTuesday, September 21, 2021

Veterans for Kaepernick hashtag blows up as QB receives support

Veterans for Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is being slammed from all angles for protesting the national anthem by refusing to stand when it is played prior to his NFL games. The San Francisco 49ers QB is taking a stand on this matter because he wants to bring attention and change to what he feels is unjust conduct by some police officers towards black people.

Many have called Kaepernick “disrespectful” for his actions and have criticized his decision to protest the anthem. They say he is being particularly disrespectful to the military and other people who protect the country and the flag.

But one funny thing happened on Tuesday: Kaepernick began to receive support from the very people the masses said he was disrespecting. And the support came in the form of a movement on social media “#VeteransforKaepernick.”

As best as we can tell, the hashtag movement began with a Facebook post on Monday:

That post was shared on Twitter and led to a hashtag picking up steam Tuesday evening:

By late Tuesday, there were thousands of tweets sent using the #VeteransforKaepernick hashtag. Tons of people who claim to be vets said on Twitter that they fought to protect Kaepernick’s right to protest. Here’s a look at many of those tweets:

This stated things well:

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