This four-star Navy admiral has no time or patience for Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem tantrums.
A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday — saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II.
“You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played,” Harris told the crowd in Hawaii, sparking a lengthy standing ovation.
“Hearing the words, ‘The land of the free and home of the brave’ means something special for every American, every day,” he later added. “But today, on Dec. 7, it takes on extraordinary significance.”
Kaepernick recently praised the late Fidel Castro, earning him extra boos during an away game in Miami. In a touch of poetic justice, Kaepernick was stopped 2 yards short of a game-tying touchdown by linebacker Kiko Alonso. According to Fox News, Alonso’s “father was born in Cuba and fled the Castro regime.”