Colin Kaepernick Anthem Update: Donald Trump, Others Respond To 49ers QB's National Anthem Boycott [POLL, VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 30, 2016 08:30 AM EDT
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Colin Kaepernick's national anthem boycott has led to many different opinions, but not many people agree with the quarterback.

The 49ers signal caller has caused a stir after opting to sit during the National Anthem this preseason in a protest against race relations in the United States. Kaepernick said he plans to continue the protest until significant changes are made.

Kaepernick, 28, is coming off of a season where he completed 59 percent of his passes and threw for 1,615 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions.

The quarterback has received a lot of negative publicity stemming from his protest.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is very familiar with being a polarizing figure and doing things not everyone agrees with, went in on the former NFC champion.

"I think it's personally not a good thing," Trump said ... "I think it's a terrible thing. Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won't happen."

Trump isn't the only one sounding off, as former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling called the actions "disrespectful."

Kaepernick also drew the ire of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, who wrote an open letter demanding an apology from their hometown quarterback.

"We will not stand by while he attacks police officers killed in this country with statements such as 'People are on paid leave while people of color are killed,'" the letter reads. "Not only does he show an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and 'officer involved' shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers."

The SFPOA also asked for an apology, saying Kaepernick "insulted" them "for no apparent reason."

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was also angry and took to Twitter to lambaste the 49ers quarterback.

"I'm sorry but @Kaepernick7 needs to learn the fact about police before running his dumbass mouth," Stewart tweeted."He has no clue what they go thru! #idiot."

The 49ers close out their preseason schedule with a game against the Chargers on Thursday during which Kaepernick reportedly plans to continue his boycott.

Source; TMZ Sports.

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