It almost feels like the United States government declared that everyone must have a Take on Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem. And lo, what wonders this brave new world has given us.
The latest is a local newspaper’s internet comment section brought to life and somehow credentialed to cover the San Francisco 49ers. Lowell Cohen, a columnist for the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, had some things to say about Kaepernick after 49ers head coach Chip Kelly defended his backup quarterback’s right to protest in a press conference on Thursday.
You look at what’s gone on in Tulsa and Charlotte in the last two nights; it’s an issue that’s at the forefront of our country in that it needs to be addressed, it needs to be taken care of because what’s going on is not right. I think, again, he’s shedding light on a situation that is heinous and shouldn’t happen in this country. We all have inalienable rights as a citizen of this country and they’re being violated and that’s what I think Colin is standing up for.
That didn’t sit right with Cohen, who followed up with a series of questions about Kaepernick’s willingness to answer questions and “take over a locker room” despite being the backup quarterback in the National Football League. Unsurprisingly, Cohen has already shared his opinion on Kaepernick — he believes the 49ers should have cut him before the season started.