San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick declared on Friday that he has decided to sit during the singing of the national anthem before games. His act of protest has sparked heavy debate and harsh criticism but Tina Lawson is a fan of what she calls a “brave” move by the athlete.
Beyonce’s mom posted a picture Monday on Instagram of a TV screen showing a sports show segment discussing Kaepernick’s act of defiance. Knowles, whose Instagram posts are always worth praising, lambasted fans who support Kaepernick as a player but not for someone who stands for social justice issues.
“The people that are so offended and appalled by Mr. Kaepernick’s protest. I’d like to know if they are as outraged by all the senseless killing of minorities, all of the racial injustices in America, that people are okay with,” Lawson wrote in a scathing caption. “Here is a man that is taking a non violent stand to bring attention to this horrible problem.”
Lawson went on to mention NBA player Dwyane Wade, whose cousin was tragically killed during a shooting in Chicago on Saturday. Wade later spoke out on Twitter and demanded an end to gun violence in America and Lawson fully supported his message of intolerance.
“Mr. Wade said it best ‘Enough is Enough’,” she wrote. “What will we do today to contribute to change no mater how small. ❤️”
See her full post below: