Colin Kaepernick has a new #1 fan that will make you furious
Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American national anthem protests sparked a controversy that upset millions.
The NFL’s TV ratings dropped by at least 10 percent as fans left in droves.
But Kaepernick just gained a new number one fan will make you furious.
Former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, tweeted his support of Kaepernick and his anti-American protests.
Ahmadinejad has officially joined the ranks of those cheering on Kaepernick’s protests against our men and women in law enforcement.
The Guardian reports:
Kaepernick was a quarterback in the NFL for six years. He stirred national debate by taking a knee while the anthem was played before games during the 2016 season, to draw attention to police killings of African Americans and other issues…
Kaepernick has also found backing from an unlikely source: the former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “The #NFL season will start this week, unfortunately once again @Kaepernick7 is not on a NFL roster. Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league,” wrote Ahmadinejad on Twitter on Monday.
— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (@Ahmadinejad1956) September 3, 2018
No one suspects that Former President Ahmadinejad has any knowledge of American football.
However, it is no surprise that this former dictator is jumping at the opportunity to criticize the United States via Kaepernick’s protest controversy.
As a sworn enemy of the United States, Ahmadinejad makes for a natural ally of the disgraced football player.
While those defending the protests will argue that they are supposed to create a national debate over police brutality and shootings, it is clear that Kaepernick has a much more radical agenda.
Kaepernick has generated an air of anti-police sentiment across the country and is using the national spotlight to criticize the United States.
Ahmadinejad’s endorsement just makes these staged protests even more transparent.