NFL legend and former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver was trending on Twitter early Tuesday morning for this tweet on Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the National Anthem:
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.
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) August 30, 2016
“All lives matter” AND an anti-Kaepernick message? Watch out, Jerry, because here comes the hate (we only included tweets from verified users, but the replies from everyone else are even worse):
You bout as white as your last name. https://t.co/ebBlgRsDhz
— Rob Sherrell (@RobJustJokin) August 30, 2016
What TF, has the flag done for you sir? All lives matter yet some lives are asked what they did to deserve death. https://t.co/jm4m3eashN
— Elon James White (@elonjames) August 30, 2016
Jerry Rice? Really? How you gonna respect his stance and say he's disrespecting the flag? Mr. Mississippi?! https://t.co/tSDAIsJ9rn
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 30, 2016
— (((evan shapiro))) (@eshap) August 30, 2016
— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) August 30, 2016
Fires up Twitter.
Reads disappointing, oblivious, myopic, willful ignorance.
Logs off Twitter.
— elisabeth epps* (@elisabeth) August 30, 2016
This negro right here. ??? https://t.co/vgxiOGewyL
— Leslie Mac (@LeslieMac) August 30, 2016
Very sure he didn't "disrespect" the flag,didn't burn it,step on it,etc.The right to protest is what makes us great https://t.co/A5x4Sdhspk
— Chad Brown (@chadbrown94) August 30, 2016
Delete your account. https://t.co/PG0JcDvE20
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 30, 2016
years removed from catching touchdown passes, Jerry Rice has decided to spend his retirement catching Ls instead. https://t.co/npyJb5RIb1
— Gene Demby (@GeeDee215) August 30, 2016
another tap dancing WB frog headass https://t.co/oQN1Qm1b1m
— Resha (@ChefResha) August 30, 2016
Delete this. https://t.co/qVEnea9Jth
— KXNG CROOKED (@CrookedIntriago) August 30, 2016
There are also reports out there that Kaepernick might soon be cut by the 49ers, which will keep this a story for the foreseeable future:
49ers drop hints Kaepernick isn't the same football player, that's why he'll be released. Everyone saw this coming https://t.co/CSciIqqkGd
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 29, 2016