Colin Kaepernick is being discussed as many people see 19-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse as a hero, not the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. NFL fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the quarterback and Rittenhouse.
This fan said that the former 49ers quarterback is seen to be a traitor while Rittenhouse is a hero and that we live in a strange world:
Another fan commented that Rittenhouse is both a hero and a rockstar while the quarterback is labeled a traitor and son of a b*tch because he took a knee to protest police brutality and the killing of black people:
Here, a fan said that Rittenhouse should be in a federal prison while the former San Francisco quarterback is a hero and should still be playing football:
A fan tweeted that they’d take Kaepernick over Rittenhouse any day:
Here, this fan stated that the quarterback being vilified and Rittenhouse championed speaks volumes about race in this country.
In November of last year, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on five counts: first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree attempted intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
In Kenosha, Wisconsin, Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-15-style rifle on a night of turmoil in Kenosha.
He shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber while injuring Gaige Grosskreutz. Throughout the trial, Rittenhouse claimed he feared for his life in all three instances.
President Biden had this to say about the Rittenhouse verdict:
“Will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included,” but that “we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”
The president implored citizens to avoid violence and property destruction and said he had contacted Wisconsin governor Tony Evers to supply:
“Support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety.”