Actor James Woods is the latest to weigh in on the Colin Kaepernick controversy, but he’s calling it part and parcel of a much broader issue — NFL hypocrisy.
After Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers Aug. 26, Woods tweeted:
“Kaepernick doesn’t stand for the national anthem, Rams players can walk onto the field with their arms up, for the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ and other players can wear t-shirts saying I can’t breathe. But the Dallas Cowboys can’t put stickers on their helmets for the 5 police officers who were killed. Way to go NFL.”
The 69-year-old conservative then took aim at Kaepernick, who created a media firestorm by calling his actions a protest against the injustices suffered by people of color in America, with a series of tweets that both poked fun at Kaepernick and called for a boycott of his sponsors.
“If we really boycotted all of the #SF games and they fired this #dirtbag, people might think twice about behaving like this,” Woods wrote.