theballsofwrath.com//Daniel Gluskoter, AP
The undefeated boxing legend is not taking Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protests lightly.
In an interview with The Boxing Voice, Mayweather admitted he doesn’t agree with the Black Lives matter movement.
“I’m here to say All Lives Matter. A lot of times, we get stuck and we’re followers,” he said. “What I learned from boxing, what everyone can take in real life, is follow directions and follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time. It’s not right what’s going on within this world on both sides. I think we need to communicate better, we need to follow direction. It’s rules and regulations to everything.“
When asked about his thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s protests, Mayweather was straight and to the point.
“Kaepernick needs to get the starting job,” he said. “Stand up and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on.”
Kaepernick has been the second string quarterback so far this season, but was just named the starter for the game on Sunday (Oct. 16) against the Buffalo Bills. With an abysmal 1-4 start, Kaepernick has his hands full as he is finally given the starting job.
The 49ers quarterback began making headlines following his refusal to stand for the national anthem during pre-season football games; he issued this following statement:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
How do you feel about Kaepernick’s protests? Do you agree with Mayweather?
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