Gregg Popovich calls Colin Kaepernick’s protest ‘very patriotic’ | First Take


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  • R. William Comm
    R. William Comm  1 months back

    Free speech means that GOVT can’t PROSECUTE ppl for their words. It doesn’t mean that others can’t disagree with them & have to consume their product(s). Kap is free to criticize his Govt & everyone is free to decide whether to watch the NFL & owners are free to decide if they want him on their teams. Those who don’t like that should have the guts to boycott the NFL until Kap returns & see if it changes anything. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t.

    • wozzi71
      wozzi71  1 months back

      Unless money is involved and then all values go by the wayside and then you take the side of china, typical snowflake attitude

      • Damien Ortiz
        Damien Ortiz  2 months back

        Hood pass for Pop

        • Will -I-Is
          Will -I-Is  2 months back

          So Colin was disrespectful of the flag all while this is going on:

          Flag code

          The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

          The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose, nor embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, printed on paper napkins or boxes, nor used as any portion of a costume.

          The NFL does this every single year.

          Go ahead I'll wait.

          • Dana Carson
            Dana Carson  2 months back

            Well i have news for all the ignorant people we are all one race the human race so the word racism is a joke.

            • Ronnie Patton
              Ronnie Patton  3 months back

              America isn't failing to live up to its ideals. America is allowing police to violate guaranteed rights. Guaranteed rights! Not ideals.

              • Supertron5000
                Supertron5000  3 months back

                What rights are the police violating? In every incident the media reports on where a black person was injured or killed by the police, it's because they resisted arrest and/or aimed a weapon at the police.

            • Stephen Koenig
              Stephen Koenig  3 months back

              What a pandering kissass!

              • ConservativeAnthem
                ConservativeAnthem  3 months back

                Popovich is an arrogant old socialist whose name suggests he was the real deepthroat in Russia for Billary Clinton

                • Eva Von Haus
                  Eva Von Haus  3 months back

                  You guys are morons. Stick to just sports. Your ratings are slowly going down the toilet ever since you snowflakes went down the political road.

                  • Chris Neil
                    Chris Neil  3 months back

                    There is only one way Popovich could answer this question.

                    • brian Lohse
                      brian Lohse  3 months back

                      Max is such a brown noser.

                      • Hear MeOut
                        Hear MeOut  4 months back

                        I don't give a flying f*** what an old Russian closet-commie thinks about ISIS-boy's protest. Popovich can fling his thankless ass onto his high horse and get the f*** out of my country. Go back to Russia, b!tch.

                        • Noctivagus Silecioso
                          Noctivagus Silecioso  4 months back

                          More like a little baby boy taking a knee...stay on your knees that’s where you belong.. keep begging

                          • dick welch
                            dick welch  4 months back

                            This POS is pandering

                            • Lando Calrissian
                              Lando Calrissian  4 months back

                              What else can Popovich say? He is the head coach of a team that is predominately black. If he were to say otherwise, he would upset most of his players and fans for that matter. If he can use this issue to gain buy-in and motivate his team he will obviously.

                              • Supertron5000
                                Supertron5000  3 months back

                                I don't think the majority of fans or even the majority of players agree that what Kaepernick and some of the other players did was appropriate. Work is not the appropriate place to protest. And besides, look at the narrative: They were claiming that America is such an unfair and unjust place for black men to live, while working for an American corporation that has made it possible for thousands of black men to be millionaires.

                                I think Popovich said this because he knows how biased and left wing leaning the media is and he doesn't want them to slam him.

                            • Thomas Gassett
                              Thomas Gassett  4 months back

                              Gregg is a clown ... no wonder he loves Kap

                              • Jason Alexander
                                Jason Alexander  4 months back

                                Pop a Kaep in em 😎

                                • Theonlyonestanding
                                  Theonlyonestanding  4 months back

                                  America has been great since 1492-2000 and 2017 --- >>>> LOL

                                  • Theonlyonestanding
                                    Theonlyonestanding  4 months back

                                    If you don't like AMERICA GET OUT !!!!!!

                                    • Bill Taylor
                                      Bill Taylor  4 months back

                                      All this did was more division

                                      • spfttt
                                        spfttt  4 months back

                                        Colin made his life worth something. Not one of his critics can say the same.

                                        • Thomas Gassett
                                          Thomas Gassett  4 months back

                                          Colin is a turd, and so are his supporters.

                                      • Tim Johnson
                                        Tim Johnson  4 months back

                                        Popovich and Kaepernick = two over sized morons with a combined IQ in the single digits

                                        • PantheonCleric
                                          PantheonCleric  4 months back


                                          • Mad Hatter
                                            Mad Hatter  4 months back

                                            Show respect for the flag PROTEST off the field when you not getting paid

                                            • Ken Troutman
                                              Ken Troutman  4 months back

                                              F HIM... get off you knee... you disrespect this country. Pack up we'll send you back home.. enjoy

                                              • Jimmy Chavez
                                                Jimmy Chavez  4 months back

                                                Popovich pandering to the social justice warrior crowd that excel at virtue signalling. For an educated man, he sure does not like to research and look into statistics, facts and root cause analysis to see what the actual causes of a lot of the "issues" actually are. Voicing grievances is fine but when you're pushing a narrative as opposed to factual information, that's when the message should be disregarded not praised. But hey Pop feels like its right so that means his opinion doesn't need anything factual to back it up. Go Spurs Go.....I guess.

                                                • TheSocratesian
                                                  TheSocratesian  4 months back

                                                  What a dope! His actions aside from the kneeling are hateful, disrespectful and really ignorant towards our country.

                                                  • TheSocratesian
                                                    TheSocratesian  4 months back

                                                    @Jasiri's Tunes He went way beyond the Frederick Douglas and speech and given his other bullshit he should choke on the words.

                                                  • TheSocratesian
                                                    TheSocratesian  4 months back

                                                    @Jasiri's Tunes "A man protesting racism?" LOL. Nice try but that is a weak straw man. I SAW him do it and you can too if you care to look.

                                                  • Jasiri's Tunes
                                                    Jasiri's Tunes  4 months back

                                                    TheSocratesian on the Fourth of July he quoted Fredrick Douglass and in my opinion what he was saying is that ALL of America was not free on the Fourth of July was not freed on white america. Black pelle were still in chains and so the “freedom” of the country doesn’t mean the same thing to him as it does to you because it didn’t free our ancestors

                                                  • Jasiri's Tunes
                                                    Jasiri's Tunes  4 months back

                                                    TheSocratesian my eyes are open and I don’t think Kap does that but I am curious to know why you/ where you got that information from. Why does a man protesting racism bother you

                                                  • TheSocratesian
                                                    TheSocratesian  4 months back

                                                    @Jasiri's Tunes Hateful statements about the US on the 4th of July, wearing clothes celebrating murderous regimes that are enemies of our nation and that refer to our law enforcement as pigs and all manner of vile crap. I could go on but you need to open your eyes and inform yourself.

                                                • 4u25out
                                                  4u25out  4 months back

                                                  We’ve become a pansy nation, brainwashed by mainstream media.

                                                  • yeah boy
                                                    yeah boy  4 months back

                                                    Fuck off

                                                    • LTSR
                                                      LTSR  4 months back


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                                                        Michael Cash  4 months back


                                                        • Anthony Williams
                                                          Anthony Williams  4 months back

                                                          This dude is a Uncle Tom.

                                                          • Mike Btrfld
                                                            Mike Btrfld  4 months back

                                                            Colin I remember when you were the star QB at University of Nevada, Reno. The only school that gave you a chance. You proudly stood for the flag.

                                                            • 001 002
                                                              001 002  4 months back

                                                              Roflol. Mental illness is so sad in the nfl lol

                                                              • Ed Rattlehead
                                                                Ed Rattlehead  4 months back

                                                                How many dipshits can you get into one video? Here ya go...

                                                                • Silver Girl
                                                                  Silver Girl  4 months back

                                                                  Don’t like it? Make it better or leave. Your stupid actions are not doing it. Disgusting. Flag stands for your freedom, and you disrespect it. How is that fixing anything? Gross. Men die for your freedom. And that’s the best you can do? Puhleeeze. Use some of your money that you never deserved anyway and give back. Put your money where your mouth is. Or your knee.

                                                                  • Connection Lost
                                                                    Connection Lost  4 months back

                                                                    It might be patriotic if he was protesting an actual problem instead of his mis-interpretation of a mainstream media lie. Black men are not in danger/ being killed off... they ARE the danger and doing most of the killing. Blacks are incompatible with society which is why they never built one of their own.

                                                                    • William Clark
                                                                      William Clark  4 months back

                                                                      Your OPINION is not supported by History...

                                                                  • Zachary Ledford
                                                                    Zachary Ledford  4 months back

                                                                    Texas police who led black man down street by rope will not face criminal probe.

                                                                    This is why people protest. If you can’t see that then you have no American values.

                                                                    • Billy Fishkins
                                                                      Billy Fishkins  4 months back

                                                                      Look up the meaning of “patriotic” for fuck’s sake...when did espn become cnn?

                                                                    • acsidaho
                                                                      acsidaho  4 months back

                                                                      I wonder what it would be like if the truth was important. We'll probably never know.

                                                                      • Rusty Sawyers
                                                                        Rusty Sawyers  4 months back

                                                                        Bullshit. You don't use a sports event as a social or political forum, regardless of what your beliefs are. People go to these events to escape social and political problems, not to have it shoved in your face. Sporting events are about sports. Period.

                                                                    • 15 years ago
                                                                      15 years ago  4 months back

                                                                      These comments finna be lit

                                                                      • DANIEL OSAROBO
                                                                        DANIEL OSAROBO  4 months back

                                                                        Kap is doing the same thing that Rosa Parks, MLK, Malcolm X and many more did before they died. Nothing has changed. So Stephen Smith, what do white people want to know or hear? They know and have been hearing this same problem before you were born and they pass it on to generations. Wake up Smith.

                                                                        • 81artmonk
                                                                          81artmonk  4 months back

                                                                          Don't think calling America and Americans racist is very patriotic. The issue is people don't want politics injected into their entertainment. Had he done a protest outside of football and started a community activist group to bring attention to this issue I'm sure people would be much more supportive than how he went about doing it.

                                                                          • Pablo Fingers
                                                                            Pablo Fingers  4 months back

                                                                            And we care what Popovich thinks on this issue because????

                                                                            • Great Lakes Art collection llc

                                                                              When a real man speaks

                                                                              • Glitter
                                                                                Glitter  4 months back

                                                                                Poops has always been a left wing traitor.

                                                                                • spfttt
                                                                                  spfttt  4 months back

                                                                                  Your life is worthless. Pop and Colin actually matter.

                                                                              • john lehman
                                                                                john lehman  4 months back

                                                                                Sad how your mind seems to go when you get that old!

                                                                                • John Ramey
                                                                                  John Ramey  4 months back

                                                                                  Who gives a shit what either of them think about anything?!? I damn sure don’t.