The Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert made it very clear how he felt about Kaepernick’s disrespect for our country. He wrote all about it in a beatiful essay called “Why I Stand”. “I don’t want there to be questions of why I am standing or if I will kneel,” he starts.
“I know it would probably be best to stay out of it, but when you believe in something as much as I do it gets to a point where you want both sides to be heard. I am not questioning anyone’s reasons or rights to protest, but instead the method. This entire protest about raising awareness for racial inequality has gotten lost in the media and turned into a debate about whether to sit or stand for the national anthem. I want to take this time to remind everyone why I stand,” wrote Eifert.
“I stand because I love my country. I stand because I want to honor the people putting their lives on the line for me on a daily basis in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard,” he writes.
“I stand because my cousin is a pilot in the United States Air Force, risking his life flying F-15s in active war zones. He takes pride in his job protecting Americans, a sacrifice that all members of every branch of the United States military willfully take,” he writes.
He went on to explain everything that our veterans go through, including PTSD. Meanwhile Kaepernick will continue to trash America and wear Fidel Castro T-shirts. Check out his full article here.