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SportGregg Popovich: Colin Kaepernick Did 'A Very Patriotic Thing' Amid Protests

14:42  14 august  2019
14:42  14 august  2019 Source:   si.com

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“He was very courageous in what he did ,” Popovich said of Kaepernick before a game against the Golden State “He did it for the right reasons. I think the same story will unwind as time goes on.” Colin Kaepernick (left) and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national

Though Gregg Popovich has a reputation for being a man of few words in front of reporters, he’s occasionally willing to reveal his intellectual curiosity and The latest example: his comments on Colin Kaepernick ’s national anthem protests . Here’s a snippet of what Popovich said during the Spurs’

USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich says former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did a "very patriotic thing" by basically sacrificing his career to shed light on racial inequality.

Gregg Popovich: Colin Kaepernick Did 'A Very Patriotic Thing' Amid Protests© Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Kaepernick began kneeling before the playing of the national anthem in preseason games during the 2016 season. He continued the protest throughout the regular season, and hasn't appeared in an NFL game since.

"Patriotism means a lot of things to different people," Popovich said, according to ESPN.com. "There's people who are truly committed in that sense and people who are fake. The show of patriotism I think is a bit inappropriate and that is not something that I think we want to emulate. Because someone hugs a flag doesn't mean they're patriotic. Being a patriot is somebody that respects their country and understands that the best thing about our country is that we have the ability to fix things that have not come to fruition for a lot of people so far."

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Gregg Popovich supports any player's decision to protest during the national anthem. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says he respects players who decide to protest during He also served five years of active duty and believes Kaepernick did not intend to disrespect any members of

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is known as being extremely cerebral and thoughtful, and at the team's media Monday, he offered his thoughts on the national anthem protests inspired by San Francisco But I think the important thing that Kaepernick and others have done is to keep it in the conversation.

Kaepernick filed a grievance and sued the NFL in 2017 saying that the league's owners colluded to keep him out of the league. The lawsuit was eventually settled in February.

"To negate that part of what we're able to do is ignorant on anybody's part who tries to make those people look unpatriotic," Popovich said. "Like a Kaepernick. That was a very patriotic thing he did. He cared about his country enough to fix some things that were obvious, that everybody knows about but does nothing about."

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