The world’s most famous grill maker just grilled two of today’s most famous athletes.
George Foreman took down Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant on a podcast Monday, saying neither the football nor basketball star is patriotic.
Foreman, 68, spoke out on the “Offended America” podcast, offering that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem, like Kaepernick, are just looking for attention.
“I love the United States,” Foreman said. “They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.”
He added, “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
Kevin Durant spoke out recently saying he would not go to the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited.
“I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” he said.
Foreman said all athletes during his heyday were appreciative of the privileges to which they had been born.
“We came in the era we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on the colors, representing the United States,” he said, referencing his time competing in the Olympics.
The former boxer also said during the podcast that he credits Trump for helping him out of his bankruptcy by sponsoring a Pay-Per-View fight in 1991.
Foreman said Trump is “a good president.”
Kid Rock trashes Colin Kaepernick while on stage at Iowa State Fair
Kid Rock delivered a mixed message Sunday at the Iowa Sate Fair, breaking from his song “Born Free” to summarily criticize Colin Kaepernick.
The country rock star essentially said “Screw Kaep” — despite keeping the concert otherwise politics-free.
“Football’s about ready to start,” Kid Rock told the crowd during the song, according to the Des Moines Register. “You know what? (Expletive) Colin Kaepernick.”
That’s a strong sentiment about the controversial quarterback who made waves while with the 49ers last season by protesting the national anthem. The 49ers players voted Kaepernick their most inspirational and courageous teammate, while Kid Rock just cussed out Kaepernick — who has yet to sign with an NFL team.
Kid Rock’s words make some sense given his political leanings. After all, he vocally supported Donald Trump, who himself has called out Kaepernick publicly during the QB’s extended free agency. And this year, Kid Rock launched a website that indicates his intent to run for Senate out of Michigan (though he reportedly has yet to declare his candidacy).
Kid Rock belittling Kaepernick during “Born Free” was peculiar given its chorus — repeating those two words — and the following line: “You can knock me down and watch me bleed / But you can’t keep no chains on me.”
Those who back Kaep can understand the context, and likely scoff at Kid Rock’s blurted burn.
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Colin Kaepernick To Have His ‘Artifacts’ Displayed By Smithsonian
Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, but not because any football team signed him.
The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. has decided to add “artifacts” from Kaepernick’s failed stint as a San Francisco 49er for taking a knee during the national anthem as part of their “Black Lives Matter” display. As reported by the Washington Examiner:
Artifacts from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests will reportedly soon be on display at the Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.
“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” said Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, to USA Today. “The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The free agent quarterback who has yet to find a team for the upcoming 2017 NFL season will feature prominently at the African American history museum, which previously neglected to acknowledge Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The fact that the Smithsonian even has a “Black Lives Matter” display is ridiculous in its own right. Of course, they won’t talk about how the “organization” is really nothing more than Communists and Marxists pushing extreme left-wing ideology and made up of people who hate Capitalism, individual freedom and the United States Constitution. As discussed at The Federalist:
It isn’t surprising that Black Lives Matter is a communist organization—but the type of communism they subscribe to is. They are conservative communists attempting to fold the progressive movement back into traditional Marxism.
BLM has turned its back on intersectional theory, the modern conflict theory that birthed safe spaces, trigger warnings, and the Oppression Olympics. Instead, BLM is rebirthing the traditional class struggle, reframing it in terms of black and white.
The policy platform proposed by BLM in August did nothing to hide this traditionalism. Its calls for collective ownership of resources, banks, and businesses, a highly progressive income tax, a guaranteed minimum income, and government jobs are lifted straight from the pages of Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”
Considering that Kaepernick drew outrage from bringing his politics to the football field, why on Earth would the Smithsonian think it’s a good idea to add his useless gesture to a display that clearly is filled with falsities and “niceties” about an organization which used violent protest and rioting against some cities to show their disgust with the legal system?
Kaepernick’s own mother called him out via social media after his behavior on the field. From Western Journalism:
According to Kaepernick, his motivation for doing so was because he refuses to show pride in a country that “oppresses people of color.”
“To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick told reporters. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Kaepernick, adopted by a white family shortly after he was born, was provided with a stable home and ample opportunities, leading to his career as a wealthy, professional athlete.
Kaepernick has earned almost $30 million during his professional football career.
@Kaepernick7 There's ways to make change w/o disrespecting & bringing shame to the very country & family who afforded you so many blessings.
— Heidi Russo (@Heidirn1) August 27, 2016
— Heidi Russo (@Heidirn1) August 27, 2016
What are the odds the Smithsonian will add this to their little “display?”
It seems the Smithsonian has been taken over by leftists who refuse to acknowledge actual history that matters, like Clarence Thomas being the first black person nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Maybe it’s because Thomas doesn’t fit their “victim” mold, or because he was nominated by a Republican president. After all, it was Democrats who tried to stop is nomination.