George Floyd was killed while the Minnesota police officers were trying to arrest him. One of them, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes which led to his death. The incident occurred back in May 2020.
After Floyd was brutally murdered, many citizens and celebrities started protesting against police brutality. The former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick also attended the protests.
Despite the fact that we respect him for attending the protests, some people still hold him in contempt because he kneeled during the national anthem in 2016.
Over the weekend, a viral video from 2019 was shared once again on social media which shows 4 military working dogs attacking a person wearing Kaepernick’s jersey.
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Billy Corben, the famous film director, pointed out that the Navy Seal museum used Colin Kaepernick’s stand-in during a K-9 demonstration last year.
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) August 2, 2020
The U.S. Navy Seal immediately launched an investigation and said that the message of this video is completely inconsistent with the values of the seals. It has been discovered that no active-duty Navy personnel took part in this event.
Back in 2016, Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem as a sign of protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out very well and he was blacklisted from the NFL.
— US Navy SEALs (@us_navyseals) August 2, 2020
But, after George Floyd’s brutal murder, Kaepernick received praise from people around the world. The former quarterback is among the laureates for the 2020 RFK Ripple of Hope Award. This type of award is given only to people who are committed to social justice.