Kaepernick practice socks echo Black Lives Matter view of police

Last night in San Diego, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the national anthem – not quite a sit-down protest, but on military appreciation night at the stadium, not exactly respectful, either.

But Kaepernick has a problem beyond his anthem protest.  The player was spied at practice sporting socks with the caricature of a pig wearing a police hat.  This echoes the chant at Black Lives Matter protests around the country: "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon." 

CBS:

After Kaepernick's interview, the San Francisco Police Officers Association sent out a letter blasting his comments.

Well, if they weren't happy with his comments, they're probably not going to like his practice socks.

It appears that over the past few weeks, Kaepernick has been wearing socks that show a pig in a cop's hat.

The quarterback has been wearing them since at least Aug. 10.

Kaepernick hasn't been asked about his socks yet, but it wouldn't be shocking to find out that it's part of his statement that he's trying to make against police brutality.

It's definitely no accident that Kaepernick's wearing these in practice, and there's also no question that the socks were designed to make fun of cops.

If police officers were supporting Kaepernick's cause before, something like this, as small as it is, might cause them to reconsider, just as the SFPD did after he made his comments on Sunday.

Kaepernick's response to the socks controversy sought to deflect criticism by trying to change the subject:

 

A photo posted by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on

"Some of my best friends are..." fill in the blank – Jews, blacks, Hispanics...or in this case, cops.  It's a  lame defense and doesn't address the fundamental issue of showing solidarity with the radical nihilists of Black Lives Matter.

Sitting during the anthem is one thing.  But wearing socks suggestive of support for a group that chanted about dead cops in Dallas just days before five of them were gunned down demands some kind of disciplinary action. 

Last night in San Diego, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the national anthem – not quite a sit-down protest, but on military appreciation night at the stadium, not exactly respectful, either.

But Kaepernick has a problem beyond his anthem protest.  The player was spied at practice sporting socks with the caricature of a pig wearing a police hat.  This echoes the chant at Black Lives Matter protests around the country: "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon." 

CBS:

After Kaepernick's interview, the San Francisco Police Officers Association sent out a letter blasting his comments.

Well, if they weren't happy with his comments, they're probably not going to like his practice socks.

It appears that over the past few weeks, Kaepernick has been wearing socks that show a pig in a cop's hat.

The quarterback has been wearing them since at least Aug. 10.

Kaepernick hasn't been asked about his socks yet, but it wouldn't be shocking to find out that it's part of his statement that he's trying to make against police brutality.

It's definitely no accident that Kaepernick's wearing these in practice, and there's also no question that the socks were designed to make fun of cops.

If police officers were supporting Kaepernick's cause before, something like this, as small as it is, might cause them to reconsider, just as the SFPD did after he made his comments on Sunday.

Kaepernick's response to the socks controversy sought to deflect criticism by trying to change the subject:

 

A photo posted by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on

"Some of my best friends are..." fill in the blank – Jews, blacks, Hispanics...or in this case, cops.  It's a  lame defense and doesn't address the fundamental issue of showing solidarity with the radical nihilists of Black Lives Matter.

Sitting during the anthem is one thing.  But wearing socks suggestive of support for a group that chanted about dead cops in Dallas just days before five of them were gunned down demands some kind of disciplinary action.