O.J. Simpson Says Colin Kaepernick Made 'Bad Choice Attacking the Flag'

Since Simpson's release from prison, he's been pretty vocal on certain issues.

Usually people don't associate O.J. Simpson with being a voice of reason, but he's making his thoughts known about Colin Kaepernick.

 

According to The Buffalo News, Simpson did not agree with the way the former NFL quarterback handled the situation with the national anthem. Many believe that NFL teams are passing on Kaepernick because he kneeled prior to games to bring awareness to police brutality.

 

"I think Colin made a mistake," Simpson said. "I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag." 

 

Kaepernick has said plenty of times that his stance isn't about the flag and many military members have stood behind the quarterback in solidarity. O.J. may have been in prison when the bulk of the situation was going on but that didn't stop him from sharing his thoughts on the issue.

 

"I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK, I don't disrespect the Bible because of those guys," Simpson continued. "The flag shouldn't be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be ... When he did it the first time I thought, 'Well you took a gamble, and I give you credit.' But it was him continuing to do it where he made the biggest mistake."

 

Simpson went on to say he believes in doing what you feel is right, but he would stand for the flag in this case. In all fairness, if you think hard enough there are probably some things in Simpson's past that we would all probably disagree with.

Event Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:43

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