After months of controversy around Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is getting his first start of the season against the Buffalo Bills.
Ahead of the contest, Bills fans released some extremely controversial shirts:
A handful of Bills fans then tackled a dummy with a Kaepernick jersey and afro, calling him a “Muslim” along the way.
Despite rumors suggesting such, Kaepernick has not converted to Islam.
There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the national anthem protests, started by Kaepernick to take a stand against the oppression of “black people and people of color.”
The movement has shifted throughout the sports world, with some high school athletes laying on their backs with hands up and college athletes receiving alleged death threats. The latest lashing out against people protesting the national anthem ended up with fans booing the home team ECU band.
(H/T Big Lead)