Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, Rob O’Neill, slammed Colin Kaepernick for starting the trend of kneeling during the national anthem, which O’Neill said he finds insulting.
“I see the flag, I think of Iwo Jima, I think of Normandy,” he said. “People don’t understand what’s going on.”
“Colin Kaepernick: Where’s he playing today? Oh that’s right, he doesn’t have a job,” O’Neill said.
“He gave a protest about anti-discrimination wearing a Fidel Castro shirt. Are you out of your mind?” he said.
“You can’t take a knee for the national anthem and say ‘I support the troops,'” he said. “No you don’t.”
“It doesn’t matter what color you are when you’re killed in Afghanistan. You come back in red, white and blue,” O’Neill said.
Griff Jenkins asked O’Neill what he thinks would happen if Kaepernick were to go to Afghanistan.
“If we took Colin Kaepernick to Afghanistan, he wouldn’t leave Green Bean Coffee,” he said, referencing the coffee served on military bases. “He would stay on the base very, very safe, guarded by guys wearing the American flag that he hates.”