(Riverfront Times) A bar in the Lake of the Ozarks turned two NFL jerseys into a doormat — spelling out “Lynch Kaepernick.” Not surprisingly, that bar is now facing accusations of racism.
Owner Jason Burle told KOMU that he started his bar, SNAFU, near the Bagnell Dam as a way to honor military veterans, with military discounts, a “hall of heroes” and flags mounted on the wall. A former member of the U.S. Air Force himself, Burle told the mid-Missouri TV station that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem didn’t sit well with him.
So, in response, Burle ordered two NFL jerseys — one of Marshawn Lynch and the other of Colin Kaepernick — to use as a doormat outside the bar. Kaepernick, of course, set off a firestorm by “taking a knee” last year, a silent criticism of racism in the U.S. that has since