Yesterday OJ Simpson criticized from San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the National Anthem. He also agreed with President Donald Trump that Kaepernick was disrespecting the Flag:
“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson told The Buffalo News … “I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag.”
The African-American community did not take kindly to Simpson’s comments. Kaepernick helped bring attention to inequality and police misconduct – two issues important to African Americans. ESPN’s Jemele Hill also took umbrage with Simpson’s comments, and seemed to imply that he murdered somebody:
Bad choice murdering two people … oops, my bad. Did I tweet that out loud? Also: Hey, if you’re against Colin Kaepernick, you now have something in common with OJ Simpson! https://t.co/ZdOLi5Ud6P
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 16, 2018
After the black community supported Simpson during his trial for allegedly murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was found not guilty of the charges. He was later arrested for kidnapping and theft pursuant to some of his memorabilia from his NFL days and playing days with USC.