In an interview with Tim Graham of Buffalo News, O.J. Simpson said that he does not feel that Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling for the national anthem is an effective way to protest inequality in this country.
“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson said. “I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag.
“I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”
He added that Kaepernick’s continual protest was what he really had a problem with.
“When he did it the first time, I thought, ‘Well, you took a gamble, and I give you credit.’ But it was him continuing to do it where he made the biggest mistake,” he added. “I’m a firm believer of doing what you think is right, but I would always stand for the flag.”
Former NFL star Jim Brown also was very against this protest as well, but backed down after his initial comments.
Simpson is entitled to his opinion, but he loses some credibility due to his criminal record in the past. Not saying that he is not wrong or right, everything he says just simply has to be taken with a grain of salt.