Even O.J. Simpson thinks Colin Kaepernick is a fool.
“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson told The Buffalo News.
“I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag. I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”
When O.J. Simpson is giving you character advice, you know it’s time to reconsider what you’re doing.
Kaepernick’s hissy fit threatened to ruin the NFL. Ratings plummeted last season because viewers were turned off by the constant protests. People aren’t inspired by seeing a bunch of overpaid athletes complaining about injustice, they want to see them throw a ball around. They’re on a football field, that’s what everyone showed up to see.
“When he did it the first time, I thought, ‘Well, you took a gamble and I give you credit,’ ” Simpson said. “But it was him continuing to do it where he made the biggest mistake. I’m a firm believer of doing what you think is right, but I would always stand for the flag.”
Simpson, of course, has his own image problems. Multiple TV shows and documentaries about his life have come out recently. The ex-football player is just happy that anyone remembers he used to be talented.
“In the ESPN show, my daughter said, ‘I liked the fact it was about football for the first few hours because I never really saw you play,’ ” Simpson said.
“Another friend of mine, who isn’t a football fan, said, ‘Man, you were fast.’ Despite the other crap the show was about – I know it won an Academy Award – people were reminded I was a pretty good athlete.”
(Source: New York Post)