National Review: Left got what it deserved in Kaepernick fallout

2016 Military Bowl, 27Dec2016, Wake Forest vs Temple; Photo: Anthony Moretti

The National Review suggests that Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem has hurt him and the liberals who supported him.

It’s important to note, however, that it wasn’t just the fact of Kaepernick’s protest that ignited such a backlash. After all, athlete-led protests are hardly unprecedented. But his was particularly classless, his supporters were spectacularly condescending and arrogant, and he consequently exposed a political rot at the heart of an industry. …

And through it all, sportswriters and commentators cheered him on. The elite sportswriting consensus was so much in favor of Kaepernick that it became somehow “controversial” to reflect the mainstream American view that kneeling was inappropriate and unpatriotic.

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