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It’s no secret Kid Rock is more than proud to be an American. He frequents USO shows with rocking performances for troops – both in the states and across seas – and doesn’t let a concert go by without the presence of an American flag. However, the rockstar may have just outdone himself in September 2016 when it comes to his public displays of patriotism for the U S of A.
Given the Detroit native’s deep unwavering love for America, it probably doesn’t come as a shock that the rocker wasn’t too pleased with 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick’s media dominating stance against “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The 49ers quarterback who began making headlines following his refusal to stand for the national anthem during pre-season football games; 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 in an interview directly following his initial stance against the national anthem. “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.”
Apparently Rock took Kaepernick’s stance personally and made it clear he isn’t afraid to let people know his thoughts on the matter. Sept. 9, 2016 at his Fenway Park concert, which he co-headlined with country star Jason Aldean, Kid Rock took it upon himself to issue a statement of his own.
During a performance of his patriotic banger “Born Free,” Kid Rock interrupted himself mid-song to send a direct message to the 49ers quarterback.
“Man, f**k Colin Kaepernick!” the singer proclaimed met with a resounding roar of approval from the crowd.
You can watch the rocker’s explosive verbal beatdown below and be sure to let us know what you think of this in the comments!
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