‘Don’t Disrespect the Flag’: Jerry Rice Addresses Kaepernick Controversy

by FOXNews Insider  |  published on August 30, 2016


After San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the national anthem at an NFL preseason game in protest of America’s “oppression” of African Americans, we’ve seen reactions from 49ers fans, veterans and more.

Now, all-time NFL great Jerry Rice has spoken out and criticized Kaepernick for disrespecting the American flag and national anthem.

Rice, widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver to ever set foot on the gridiron, said on Twitter, “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the flag.”

  • Bob

    Always did love Jerry Rice. Maybe he can talk some sense into Colin before he’s cut from the 49’ers. .

  • joe

    There really is no controversy. Kaepernick has the right to forego participation in the pledge of allegiance to our flag, the singing of our national anthem, standing when that anthem is played or sung, or even showing respect for country or flag.
    Our grandfathers, fathers, and many of us fought and died to protect his rights to do those things. Many of those younger than I have fought and died in other wars to protect those rights.
    That he actually does any of them makes him lower than a politician in my book, but it is his unalienable right; a right which I served my military service to help ensure for him, a right that my father fought Axis forces during WW2 to ensure for him, a right that some of my shipmates died defending.
    I think that he should be booted from his team and from the NFL altogether but that is just my opinion.

    • Chandler

      Nice Joe real nice !!!!

  • Wolfman

    The NFL as a LEAGUE will not let the Dallas Cowboys wear the Blue Lives Matter stickers on their helmets in honor of the murdered cops. The NFL is as PC as they get. They will allow and condone this behaviour without question!!

    Fact is a 6’7″ great athlete that makes over $10M playing a game has no real dog in the “Oppression” game unless he considers himself one of the “Oppressors”. He makes enough money to actively demonstrate the proper technique of how to”unoppress” a sufficiently large number of those he considers the most “oppressed” as opposed to frowning like a whinning 5 year old that just got his football taken away before a Pop Warner game.
    I guess we know why he is not the starting QB…he has no leadership qualities!!!!
    PS-The same”Oppression” he is protesting existed before he was drafted….how come no temper tantrum prior to the draft???? Couldn’t be that his Greed overcame his Sanctimoniousness and hatred of the Country that provided him with the opportunity to be ” unoppressed ” more than most average Americans.

    • Chandler

      Wolfman:
      It is all about the money and acknowledgement of the fans that will not boycott like they should. Shame on them !!!

      • Rodney Steward

        It is California, anything goes in that Godless place!

        • Chandler

          Rodney:
          I do respect your post even if I don’t agree.
          I have known allot of good people that come from and live in California.
          Remember there is good and bad in every state,town city and County in every State in the union.
          The State of California is no better or worse than any other State and that goes for the Citizens with in the States.
          I happen to be Native American out of 4 corners, and we have more good than bad in our State, Arizona.
          I feel that that is with our 50 states and the territory s. Just my observation Rodney.

          • Rodney Steward

            True that every state does have good and bad, but Cal. has far more bad than good! Anything immoral, Unconstitutional, illegal and just plain sick is just fine in that state! And did you know that Berkeley Cal. was the home of the American Communist Party, and they think more of their illegals than the real Americans! But yes, every state has it’s problems, and I have Cherokee blood in me!

  • Army Vet 4444

    Kaepernick is enjoying all of the BEST of what this country has to offer. If it’s a “Vote”, then I vote he lose all the benefits this country has to offer, (his status, his pay, his job, his ability to find work, his ability to speak, everything this country allows) and we can check back with him in a year to see how that’s going for him.

    • Chandler

      My vote will be for Kaepernick to find a country of his choice that will take him with out question, you know like his white parents did. SAD, SAD person this Kaepernick is , he sure is not grateful. I suggest he uses his millions to help the poor instead of living the life of the rick and not so famous. Just a thought.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    Kaepernick is such an ungrateful human being. The flag he insults represents the endless sacrifices and lives of our men and women in uniform fighting and defending our freedom and liberty that Kaepernick has enjoyed. I hope one day, he receives the dosage of his own medicine, to succumb to his sinking even down to the drain hole.

  • Dolores Adams

    It’s the dumocrats that have ben holding the blacks down. Tell him to go talk to the DNC.

    • Chandler

      You are spot on , exactly the blacks keep there own down and the rick black ignore the poor instead of giving them a hand up.

      • Dolores Adams

        The rich blacks should be helping them too. They know what is was like and shame on them for not helping the worse off.

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    The difference between Jerry R. and Colin K. is that Jerry has class and style whereas Colin is a young punk being lead around by the nose by his muslim girlfriend.

    • Chandler

      Oh yea right on Tyronne !!!!

  • Charles Michalek

    kapershit should just pack his bag ,and leave the country if he is going to be so disrespectful to the flag and national anthem . well played Jerry Rice .

    • Chandler

      Agree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luke

    People are too soft today, 50 years ago this trash would have been shown the door.
    As a vet I would like to stick a M16 up his behind to remind him what he just did..
    This anti-American blm hate group is as sorry as it gets for our country..

    • Chandler

      Luke :
      You are spot on with your comments as is most that read and post right now.
      Me and mine also served for over 20 + years U.S.M.C and then 20+ Sheriffs office.
      Yes BLM is nothing but a hate group and I believe that Obama had something in forming this group as well as the New Black Panthers trained in paramilitary tactics. Not good for America you can bet.
      JUST SAYING!!!

  • justinwachin

    I wish I could be oppressed to the tune of $19 million a year like Kaepernick is. I would agree with the team’s fans. This guy should be dealt with. For starters he should be told that his contract will not be renewed. Since he enjoys sitting on his a## he will get to spend the rest of the season riding the bench. By time this clown’s contract runs out he will have no market value to anyone. Then he will have something to complain about.

    • Chandler

      So would every legal citizen in the country. But Kaepernick will not help his ” QUOTE ” people.

    • Rodney Steward

      I’m oppressed by Obama, I wonder what that’s worth! $$$

  • Chandler

    I think what is so upsetting is that it is the fans and sponsors, that allow this arrogance of the players to feel superior.
    That have made this quagmire what with throwing millions of dollars around for a grown man to play a game (football).
    FOR GOD’S SAKE PEOPLE THIS IS A GAME.

  • Walter Flatt

    THE TEAM SHOULD HOLD A MEETING WITHOUT HIM AND DEMAND THAT THE FRONT OFFICE GET RID OF HIM OR MAKE HIM SET THE BENCH WITHOUT A SALARY THIS YEAR AND FROM NOW ON. HE DOES NOT DESERVE THE BENEFITS GIVEN TO PRO FOOTBALL.

    • Chandler

      I like your way of thinking this kind of crap has gone on way to long. It is time that the people understand the difference between GOD and just a Ball player. He has everything and it was i understand a White family raised him and he blames all whites, how ungrateful can one person be.

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  • Walter Flatt

    BOYCOTT ALL 49THERS GAMES, THE TEAM SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THIS MATTER, IF THEY BACK OFF WHEN HE QUARTERBACKS, THEY WILL NEVER WIN A GAME THIS YEAR AND IT WOULD BE JUSTICE.

    • Chandler

      You got that right, JUSTICE would be served !!!

  • Walter Flatt

    HE JUST MAY HAVE BEEN BRAIN WASHED BY MUSLIMS.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT BUT NOT A ZOMBI, A CHRISTIAN. A LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS NONE IS HERE LEGALLY.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD YPU POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOSOS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, I HAVE A LOT OF WHYS BELOW.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO, FIVE ARE IN NORTH VIRGINIA. COULD IT BE TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE? HOW CAN ANY CHRISTIAN, VET OR COP VOTE FOR ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

    • Chandler

      If he was, then he is a very weak man indeed.

  • Sal Belardo

    Boycott all 49’ers games and their sponsors! When the police kill thugs, the thugs are not to be revered! Your committing a crime and you have a gun you may be shot and possibly die! Life is tough and it’s even tougher when your stupid!

    • Chandler

      I would Boycott them, but I never go to games .
      I must work to survive, I do not make Millions on top of millions as do the people that get payed for playing games.

  • Robert4709

    Football players are entertainers. Yes everyone has the First Amendment but entertainers get paid lots of money for the common people to watch and forget about their crappy lives or jobs for a short time. Politics need not be part of the game. Football is a game, I wish babies would grow up.

    • Chandler

      Well said Robert, before you play games for a living you should serve at least one term in the Military.
      Most ball players do not know any hardships.

      • Robert4709

        Your on the money Chandler. I served 16 years in the Army and I feel honored to have done so. Sure sometimes were bad but I love this country. The most young people have to bear now is finding their stupid ‘Safe Zones’ Wow!

        • Chandler

          Thank You Robert for your service. I agree with most and I say we can take back out country . WE CAN AND WILL.

  • Robert Pekarik

    Prepare for the liberal progressive main stream media to go all out against Mr. Rice for stating his opinion that goes against their anti-American agenda.

    • Chandler

      Maybe so but I don’t think that any sane person would give the liberal AS*** A SECOND THOUGHT , They know better !!!

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