Um, can someone call Steve Harvey and see if he had something to do with this?!?!
LA LA LAND DIDN'T WIN!!
You can't make this stuff up!
Ch-ch-check out the major screw-up (above)!!
This is a curious decision put forth by an organization sworn to protect and serve…
The Santa Clara Police Officers Association is extremely upset with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, after his refusal to stand for the national anthem came along with an important message that included thoughts about police brutality.
The association, which sent a letter to the NFL team in response to Kaepernick's infamous protest gesture last week, is now saying that some of their officers might stop working the team's games on Sundays, because they don't like what the football player said.
"Following the game [on Aug. 26], your employee explained to the media that his actions were an attempt to get public attention to the oppression of African Americans and minorities in the United States by police officers. Your employee then insinuated that police officers are being placed on paid leave for murdering minorities."
And it continued, very directly:
"If the 49ers organization fails to take action to stop this type of inappropriate workplace behavior, it could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities."
The Association is also remaining adamant that Kaepernick's actions may "threaten our harmonious working relationship," which is a curious thing to say — popular or not, the football player's actions are firmly protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
If the police group in Santa Clara isn't sworn to protect and serve the community, aren't they at least bound to our country's Constitution and the pursuit of free speech?
Regardless, the 49ers have not yet responded to the letter — and neither them nor the NFL will be punishing Kaepernick, who is well within his right to choose not to stand for the anthem itself.
Here's the full letter (below):
What are your thoughts, Perezcious readers??
Let us know in the comments (below)!!
[Image via Apega/WENN.]