Since the picture was taken the football jerseys above have been switched to read “Kaepernick Lynch.” Thus, a white man has given in to political correctness.
We shouldn’t be too hard on him though. As a businessman, he’d prefer that his bar not be burned to the ground by some feral darkie or liberal.
A Missouri bar has been accused of racism on social media after a passerby snapped a photo of the bar’s “doormat,” which featured Marshawn Lynch’s Raiders jersey and Colin Kaepernick’s 49ers jersey taped side by side on the sidewalk and read “Lynch Kaepernick.”
The Facebook user, Taylor Sloan, noticed the jersey arrangement as he was walking down the street on Sunday and publicly rebuked SNAFU bar of Lake Ozark, Miss. for the offensive message.
“There’s a reason why the NAACP issued a travel warning for Missouri,” Sloan wrote in the Facebook post, via Huffington Post, which has since been removed. “Pretty obvious the lack of professionalism at this bar. You lost my business the moment you decided to showcase this kind of behavior.”
SNAFU owner Jason Burle saw Sloan’s reaction and initiated a heated Facebook exchange over the intent behind the jersey display. Burle, who said he is a veteran, explained the bar’s connection to the military and that he felt offended by Kaepernick “disrespecting the country” when he opted to kneel during the national anthem last season in protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States.
The former 49ers quarterback’s action launched a movement in the NFL and other leagues, which reached a peak last weekend when every NFL team made a statement in some way in response to President Donald Trump’s critical comments. Lynch, who came out of retirement this season to be the Raiders’ starting running back, caused a stir when he sat for the anthem during the team’s first preseason game. He told his coach he’s been sitting since he first entered the league in 2007.
Burle defended the display as his right to freedom of speech and accused Sloan of reading racism into the jersey alignment.
“It’s funny to me that someone would look that far deeply into it just to find a racist link,” Burle wrote through SNAFU Bar’s Facebook account. “… The way they were displayed was purely out of accident. But once again just like those players some of you think everything has to be about race and Hate.”
While Burle stands behind his original argument that he didn’t intend for the jerseys to make a racist statement, he told local TV station KOMU this week, he has since swapped the jerseys so they read “Kaepernick Lynch.”
Sloan views the bar’s actions, done purposefully or not, as a sign of the larger racial division the NFL protests are bringing to the forefront of the national discussion.
“It saddens me to see that kind of behavior, albeit out of ignorance or not,” Sloan told the Huffington Post Thursday. “This is bigger than me or him, it’s about racism so systemic that some don’t even acknowledge it happening, or disguising it as patriotism ― which in their mind is absolute.”
This is contemptible busybody Bruce Logan’s Tweet that drew attention to a harmless display.
Kaepernick and Lynch’s messages are not about politely asking the police to stop murdering black males. The police rarely murder any one. Kaepernick’s message is one of hatred for America. Logan knows that at some level. He’s just a pot stirrer like Kaepernick.