Canucks fans roast David Booth after he compared Kaepernick ad to 9/11

Sep 6 2018, 11:41 pm

David Booth did something not many people have been able to do in a long time.

He united Canucks fans.

That’s great. The way he accomplished it, not so much.

The former Vancouver Canucks winger, who is American and played with the Detroit Red Wings last season, weighed in to the Colin Kaepernick debate following the debut of a Nike commercial featuring the former NFL quarterback.

Somehow, some way, he found a way to bring up 9/11.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Booth sides with Donald Trump on the Kaepernick debate given everything we know about him, but this takes it one step further.

The meaning of the slogan “believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything,” is not confusing in the least given that Kaepernick is the one saying it. Everyone knows what it means, whether you agree with what Kaepernick did or not.

Many slogans are not to be taken literally. Skittles doesn’t want us to literally “taste the rainbow” and Red Bull doesn’t actually “give you wings.” They have figurative meaning and convey a message.

Kaepernick has effectively been blackballed by the NFL. The 30-year-old is good enough to play in the league, perhaps as a starter or definitely as a backup, but no team has offered him a contract since his protest.

He could have committed an actual crime, like many football players have done before, and received another contract. But kneel during the anthem and your career is over.

By speaking out, Kaepernick has put his money where his mouth is. He’s given up millions of dollars by having his career cut short. Millions of Americans now hate him with a passion. So choosing to shine a light on racial injustice in the United States couldn’t have been easy.

Those that want to discredit Kaepernick choose to act like he’s committed the worst sin imaginable by kneeling for the national anthem, despite the fact that Kaepernick has been quite clear about what he’s protesting. He’s not trying to disrespect the American military.

The Kaepernick protest initially involved sitting down during the anthem. After speaking to a US Army veteran, Kaepernick decided to kneel instead of sitting down as a sign of respect for military personnel.

So after everything, if you choose to focus on “supporting the troops” instead of what Kaepernick is about, it makes me wonder if you care about racial injustice in the United States.

And just when you thought Booth couldn’t be any dumber, he wrote this:

Fans and media roasted him. And rightfully so:

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