Gladys Knight Subtly Shades Colin Kaepernick: "Fought Long & Hard For All My Life"
Gladys Knight speaks about her choice to sing the National Anthem on the Super Bowl.
A couple of days in the past, it was introduced that Gladys Knight could be singing the National Anthem on the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta. The performers on the soccer occasion have been topic to a lot criticism by those that help the protests that Colin Kaepernick has led relating to police brutality and injustice. Kaep has not performed professionally since 2016 with NFL house owners seemingly blacklisting him regardless of his apparent capacity to nonetheless be a beginning quarterback within the league. It has been reported that Travis Scott spoke to Kaep earlier than accepting his halftime look however after a number of retweets confirmed up on the previous participant's web page, it grew to become clear that Trav was capping (pun totally meant.) Now, Gladys Knight is talking out as to why she signed on for the National Anthem, throwing some refined shade at Colin within the course of.
"I perceive that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two issues, and they're police violence and injustice," wrote Knight. "It is unlucky that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and preventing for justice ought to every stand alone."
She continued, "I'm right here at this time and on Sunday, Feb. three to provide the Anthem again its voice, to face for that historic selection of phrases, the way in which it unites us after we hear it and to free it from the identical prejudices and struggles I've fought lengthy and arduous for all my life, from strolling again hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from utilizing my voice for good — I've been within the forefront of this battle longer than most of these voicing their opinions to win the proper to sing our nation’s Anthem on a stage as giant because the Super Bowl LIII."
What do you make of her assertion?
O.J. Simpson Says Colin Kaepernick's Protest Was His "Biggest Mistake"
Colin Kaepernick began his protest the national anthem nearly two years ago and it is still one the most heavily-discussed topics in the NFL. The quarterback has created a precedent for teams to follow, peacefully protesting for the rights black Americans. When Colin Kaepernick first kneeled during the National Anthem, there were extreme reactions on both ends the spectrum with some fully supporting his goal and others who found the act to be disrespectful and counterproductive. Everyone from the current President the United States has voiced their opinion on Colin Kaepernick, and now O.J. Simpson has spoken out.
In an interview with The Buffalo News, the former football icon said that he believes that the flag deserves to be respected at all times, adding, "I really appreciate what Kaepernick] was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag." Although O.J. claims that he respects the former 49er for standing up against injustice, he retains his stance that he will always stand for the National Anthem. O.J. said, "The flag shouldn't be disrespected because what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be."
TMZ picked up the story, writing that while Simpson used to be friendly with Donald Trump, even attending one his weddings, he does not agree with his political stance. Kaepernick has been under fire since the protests as NFL teams appear to be afraid signing him because fans' mixed strong mixed opinions about him.