National Football League great, running back Jim Brown has always operated with an independent mind and in this video shares his thoughts about unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Mr. Brown has always been a vocal advocate of civil rights, but he has always done it with class. He has some advice for Colin, and you might be surprised if you don’t know Jim Brown very well.
As Written By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
“Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist or he’s a football player,” NFL all-time great Jim Brown told The Post Game yesterday about Colin Kaepernick’s employment situation. Brown, who has spent his life as both Hall of Fame player and activist (as well as actor), told his interviewer that it’s possible to do both, but that there has to be “intelligence involved.” Brown said the “real deal” is that “I’m an American, I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem”:
Jim Brown says he can appreciate Colin Kaepernick’s desire to fight for a righteous cause, but the Pro Football Hall of Famer and iconic social activist disagrees with his method.
“I want to be in his corner, and I do think, ‘God bless him,’” Brown told ThePostGame.
But kneeling for the national anthem the way Kaepernick did last season as 49ers quarterback isn’t how Brown would show leadership.
“I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American,” Brown said. “I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an ……
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