Recent photos emerged of San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick wearing socks with a pig in a cop’s hat on them.
Kaepernick has reportedly been wearing the socks since at least August 10 and they were worn once again on August 12.
Kaepernick has yet to be asked about the anti-cop socks, but it is known why he wore them after the comments he made on Sunday.
“There is police brutality – People of color have been targeted by police,” Kaepernick said. “So that’s a large part of it and they’re government officials. They are put in place by the government. So that’s something that this country has to change. There’s things we can do to hold them more accountable. Make those standards higher. You have people that practice law and are lawyers and go to school for eight years, but you can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist. That’s insane. Someone that’s holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us.”
Last week, Kaepernick chose not to stand for the national anthem when it was being played at last weeks game against the Green Bay Packers. Since then, he has received a great deal of criticism for it.
Following Kaepernicks comments, the San Francisco Police Officers Association called Kaepernick’s comments “foolish” in a letter to the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell and Jed York, the President of the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick said he will continue to sit during the national anthem in upcoming games, including Thursday nights game against the San Diego Chargers on “Salute to the Military” night.