Really, Buffalo? Vendors Sell Kaepernick In Gunsights T-Shirts Outside Bills Game
And ... here come the apologists! I can hear them now: "A few vendors do not represent all fans in a region." (Wipes hands, marches righteously into the sunset).
Sorry, but usually that's just an excuse not to face the problem. The stink of this t-shirt (the one on the left), which was being sold outside of New Era Stadium on Sunday, can be smelled all over Buffalo today. Thousands of Bills must have seen these t-shirts, advocating Colin Kaepernick's assassination, and walked right by them on the way in to the Buffalo-San Francisco game. You are all worthless and weak. (Or drunk).
Shirts with a rifle scope trained on Colin Kaepernick selling for $10 outside of Ralph Wilson stadium. pic.twitter.com/bSuxF3G5qq
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
However, some Bills fans were not only against the shirt, they were on the other side of the issue entirely.
A group of Bills fans knelt in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick before the Niners game in Buffalo today https://t.co/SnOlu2s28R
— Travis Waldron (@Travis_Waldron) October 16, 2016
So here we were during another day in paradise. We had a quarterback protesting the treatment of African-Americans by police, and then taking the field to oppose a coach who introduced Donald Trump at a rally.
— Gabriel Morency (@sportsrage) October 16, 2016
Of course there's an easy way to get rid of death threats like these. Just tell Roger Goodell that someone is selling non-licensed NFL merchandise outside of the stadium. They'll be in jail in 10 minutes.
"I don't understand what's un-American about fighting for liberty and justice for everybody, for the equality that this country says it stands for," Kaepernick said. "To me, I see it as very patriotic and American to uphold the United States to the standards that it says it lives by. That's something that needs to be addressed."
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