Since Kaepernick’s actions were first reported two months ago, anthem protests have spread across the NFL and into the college ranks. Death threats on a Facebook page were made toward a southern Texas youth football team, the Beaumont Bulls, including comments that said “Coaches need to be lynched and fired.”
Oct. 14–Boiling Springs football coach Nate Freier was initially conflicted when he heard the news in August that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was sitting in protest during the national anthem before a preseason game.
The retired lieutenant colonel and associate professor of national security studies at the U.S. Army War College reveres the country, flag and The Star-Spangled Banner. He’s a survivor of the Pentagon terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, and he’s not the only member of his family to have served the country or in law enforcement.
But he won’t call Kaepernick’s protest disrespectful…