Head of police organization: Colin Kaepernick’s socks ‘disrespectful’ and NFL at fault

by Josh Peter | USA TODAY  |  published on September 2, 2016

The executive director of one of the largest police organizations in the country blasted Colin Kaepernick and the NFL on Thursday after learning that during training camp practices in August, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore socks that bear the image of cartoon pigs wearing police hats.

“It’s just ridiculous that the same league that prohibits the Dallas (Cowboys) football club from honoring the slain officers in their community with their uniforms stands silent when Kaepernick is dishonoring police officers with what he’s wearing on the field,” Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations (a coalition of police unions and associations from across the country), told USA TODAY Sports.

(The Cowboys’ plan to use a helmet decal as a tribute to the five police officers killed in July’s sniper attack was denied by the NFL, according to a published report.)

“I think the league is in a downward spiral regarding their obligations to the public under (Commissioner) Roger Goodell,” added Johnson, “and this is just another example of that.”

The NFL chose not to provide an official response until the league office had consulted the 49ers, who play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night in their final preseason game.

  • cutterguy

    is this all he can do to help the oppressed people of color? How does it “help” them? How about taking a small amount of his multi-millions to buy some franchise, put it into the oppressed areas to supply jobs for those people so they can be productive. Even for minimum wage. Rather than live off of the dole or thru unlawful activity. The arrogance of the nfl and its spoiled divas who think they are so damned important is the main reason I quit watching them years ago. The world can actually survive without them. Support the greatest country in the world. School officials should be penalized for allowing students to follow these pathetic examples. And not at the expense of the tax payer, but personally. Sometimes freedom of expression has consequences.


    … the NFL is a ‘disgraceful’ INEPT/INEFFECTIVE so-called CORPORATE ameriKa “greedy”
    organization run by a CHARLATAN individual named ……. good’fornuthin’ … ROGER that ?!@#@#$%!?! STICK IT !! you blonde-headed ‘maggot’ !

  • Girlie58

    Kapaoernick is done! Hope they boo him on the field! Arrogant sob!!

  • Mike Duncan

    San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has a new ‘protest’…refusing to stand for America’s national anthem:

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

    “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

    The 49er’s, of course, came out with an incredibly PC response to this:

    “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

    Now, the fact that ‘people of color’ have more rights under the law, more freedom and more economic opportunities in America than almost any other country on earth is something I suppose we can just ignore…Colin Kaepernick obviously has!

    And I’m sure Colin Kaepernick’s adoptive family of Typical White People might not want to weigh in on this either.

    But there’s a little more to the story that the media and the NFL will avoid at all costs, because it explains the real reason Mr.Kaepernick has suddenly come out with the idea of inflicting his agenda publicly on the fans. And the media and the NFL have no intention of it coming out if they can help it.

    As the French wisely say, Cherchez la femme, look for the woman.

    In this case, the woman is hip-hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab. She’s a Berkeley grad, a very dogmatic outspoken Black Lives Matter advocate and a Muslim. She and Colin Kaepernick are engaged, and Kaepernick converted to Islam during the off season.

    The two are reportedly planning what Kaepernick calls ‘a traditional Muslim wedding.’

    Pretty simple…boy meets radical girl, they find they have interests and ideology in common…except, it’s haram, forbidden for a Muslima (a Muslim girl) to marry a non-believer. This is not to say that Kaepernick wasn’t pretty far along the radical path anyway.

    It’s a real love story…not only do they love the same things, but they can hate the same people too. There are certainly a fair amount of patriotic American Muslims, but many Muslims here follow the Quran which says their first loyalty aside from Allah is to the Umma, the worldwide Muslim polity. And no one with much common sense would call the folks at Black Lives Matter remotely patriotic. So it all fits together pretty well.

    Another part of the back story is that both Kaepernick and Nessa Diab have been agitating the 49er’s to trade Kaepernick to New York, where Diab is based. Ideology aside, this might be Kaepernick’s way of adding some fuel to the fire.

    The 49ers have obviously made a business decision to keep Kaepernick on their roster and, with the collusion of the media, to keep this part of the story covered up. That’s fine, but it is a business decision. And although I have to admit that if I felt that way about America I’d vote with my principles and leave, Colin Kaepernick also certainly has the right not to honor the flag of the country that has treated him so well.

    But football fans can also make a decision…like boycotting the 49er’s and any subsequent team they might trade Kaepernick to until he’s history. Now, that’s freedom too, isn’t it? Based on the 49er’s puerile statement, I’m sure they’d agree.

    And then there is this

    Tomi Lahren to Colin Kaepernick: “If This Country Disgusts You So “Much, Leave=


  • justinwachin

    Maybe its time for people to stop giving money to the NFL through the purchase of branded merchandise and watching the games. Once the money begins to disappear the owners will get serious about dealing with these problems. A boycott of anything related to the 49ers would be a good starting point. If they start playing to empty stands and their former fans stop watching the games things will change.

    As long as the money keeps flowing into the owners’ pockets don’t expect any change.

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    F*ck you Crappernick. I hope you get cut and never work anywhere except McDonalds.

  • robert sanders

    I hope the police picks him up for some kind of breaking the law, takes his socks off and stuffs them up his A** with no vasoline.


    Kaep is going to continue to to display his ignorance of his self inflicted acts, his intellect is minimal in this case and his skills on the field are becoming more questionable, his choices are certainly dubious……and now he is going to throw money at the organizations that push the lies for which he fell….a fool and his money are soon parted……Growing a pair and growing up are just to tough right now…

  • xingqin

    The NFL should release Kaepernick from football and refuse to pay him. If he thinks he can live in this country and and use his career to insult this country, he show be kicked out Most of us love NFL football but we love this country more and we expect the NFL to get Kaepernick to appologize and stand to salute our flag and let the bastard go.

  • mesaman

    The NFL is an insidious cancer born by parasites. These vermin are in it for the money, not the principle, and support this gigantic burden held up by dumb, naive sportsmen. Like any cancer, the possibility of excising it should be given careful thought. In the very least the NFL should be taxed like any corporation and a special entertainment tax should be levied against them.

  • Rodney Steward

    What does Obama and Kaepernick have in common, they both have the same background and both turned out the same way!! Kaep. is just getting his little bit of fame before he’s dumped, he was almost cut at the first of the year, he may last the rest of the year!

  • daquain

    The police unions everywhere should refuse to provide security at any SF game, home or away, as long as this guy is on the team. If he gets cut by SF, do the same thing with his new team. He has escalated the war against police and they should respond with their own escalation.

  • dawntoo

    Time for all you football fans to give up watching the NFL. College and high school football is the thing.

  • Michel

    What a scumbag…he’s also been seen wearing and posing with the bloody ISIS paraphernalia. POS needs to be sent to a sh*thole islamic dungheap.

  • Luke

    Maybe one day when this POS needs a cop and they see who it is they just say, Oh well, the hell with this scum let him call a blm POS..

  • Climax

    Big American Foot ball is on the way out. Between the injuries, brain damaged players, huge costs, and players who think they are more than they are, it should go away. Its money that drives it.


    Not all individual “RIGHTS” are acceptable. Refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple r/t your religious conviction, or not have a gay couple married on your land for religious reason, not provide marriage license to same sex marriage, on and on. Abortions are fine, burning the American Flag is your right with that pivotal First Amendment but if you are not POLITICALLY CORRECT its a wonder you are not the object of a firing squad. The Rise and Fall of America and has already started and coming to your neighborhood Move over Rome we will show you how to corrupt a one time great country. If Mr. Trump wins the popular votes and the electoral votes it will not show on the ballots–rigged, hacked etc. Anyone but Trump is the motto, people’s Power and Greed is the rule not those who love God, this Country and uphold the Constitution. they are “evil” .

    • BOC

      A perfect juxtaposition of the two “Americas”. If Trump does non win, then the choice will be to either acquiesce or organize to take back the country you speak of and many of us still believe in through peaceful, civil discourse or by whatever means necessary. Sadly, I believe it will be the latter

      • Blue 3

        Yep. Can’t wait to use what the gov trained me to do. I’m gonna go berserker.

  • KKmoderate

    We’ve lost our moral compass as a nation. Individual “rights” have trumped decency. We need to realign and make a dramatic correction before we loose track of who we are as a nation. Diluting our values and embracing just anything and everything is not going to bode well for us.
    I don’t even believe half of our citizens know enough to stand up for anything we once cherished, they’re too dumbed down and selfish to have standards or pride.

  • TexRancher

    Hatred and disrespect for this country has become fashionable for some since Obama invaded the White House! That includes the whole socialist (corrupted former democrat) party as well as a couple of RINOs!

    • ONTIME

      Yep, power to the stupid is their hue and cry…………..

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    • 7papa7

      I remember when the NFL use to stand for right things, moral things, patriotic things etc now it has sunk into the sewer and supports hatred of America, hatred of police, acceptance of terrorist groups etc. I think it is past time to replace the commissioner with one who will bring back honor to the league.

      • mesaman

        Add to your idea what I think should happen; 1) make the NFL a taxpaying entity, 2) levy an entertainment tax on top of that, 3) pay careful attention to the salaries this circus freaks are getting and follow the paper, 4) with any infraction above a misdemeanor, automatic dismissal from the franchise AND the NFL, 5) with repeated misdemeanor infractions, heavy fines and appearance before a committee to consider termination. This is not about honor or integrity on the part of the NFL and the franchises within, its about money. Big, big money.

        • 7papa7

          Some excellent ideas. They should definitely be paying taxes. I am against an entertainment tax because that will be a tax on the outrageous price of tickets now. I would like to see the salary cap significantly lowered. I agree with dismissal for any felonies. Also the individual teams need to step up to the plate also and have discipline for those who break the rules. The league needs to go back to the days when kids could look up to athletes in all sports.

    • Girlie58

      For sure! They are disgusting!

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