San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to protest during the National Anthem this season by kneeling. For the first time, a city is taking a stand to get Kaepernick to end his protest.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago residents are urging Kaepernick to stand on Sunday when the 49ers visit Soldier Field to take on the Bears.
Kaepernick’s protest has not sat well with local Illinois residents.
"If (Kaepernick) doesn't stand for the anthem on Sunday at Soldier Field we should all boycott the NFL once and for all!" one Illinois resident tweeted.
Former Chicago Bear Mike Ditka had a lot to say about Kaepernick and his decision to protest the National Anthem.
“I’m old-fashioned. I believe if you don’t respect the flag and you don’t respect the country, then you’ve got an option. You’re not going to change it, so leave. You have a chance to leave. It’s not too complicated. If you think it’s better somewhere else, you’re really nuts” Ditka said to the Sun-Times.
Several people in the city of Chicago plan to rally on Saturday to get Kaepernick to stand before Sunday’s game, the Sun-Times reported.
Meanwhile, hip-hop star Snoop Dogg on Thursday sounded off on recent reports about Kaepernick wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt in August.
“He’s sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he’s pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that (Cubans) been taking. so it makes you hypocritical to be able to speak on this topic and that topic," Snoop Dogg said while on Fox Sports show Undisputed. "That’s why I say he doesn’t have a team. If he had a team, they would tell him, ‘You can’t say this. This is what you need to say."