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Colin Kaepernick Fires Back After Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Criticism Of His National Anthem Protest

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg slammed Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest pretty hard, but the sports star is firing right back at the Supreme Court Justice!

On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback opened up to reporters about the political figure's criticism of his demonstration, and he wasn't afraid to call the Notorious RBG OUT!

Related: Colin Takes A Knee For TIME Magazine!

The athlete admitted he was upset that the 83-year-old condemned his peaceful protest, saying:

"It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court justice call a protest against injustices and oppression 'stupid, dumb' in reference to players doing that."

In fact, the NFL player explained that the New York native's comments completely avoid the actual issues of racism and police brutality in our country, adding:

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest 'Dumb & Disrespectful' — Gavel Down!

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We did NOT see this coming!

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently sat down with Katie Couric to chat about a whole slew of controversial topics.

In the new Yahoo! interview — released on Monday — the journalist asked the political figure how we can eliminate the racial divide within our country, especially the far-too-often police shootings of unarmed black men.

Video: Bill Maher Calls Colin A 'F*cking Idiot'

The 83-year-old responded:

"I think there are serious efforts to educate the police and local communities to the importance of rapport. … We are dependent on police officers for our security, but they should also be cognizant of the community that they serve."

But the conversation quickly changed to Colin Kaepernick's powerful protests against the National Anthem.

When asked her opinion on the San Francisco 49ers player's strong stance against the song, the New York native straight-up SLAMMED the sports star's demonstration, saying:

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Former NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Would Rather See Colin Kaepernick Protest The National Anthem Than 'Put His Hands Up & Get Murdered'

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Marshawn Lynch just made a very powerful point in support of Colin Kaepernick.

In the wake of Tulsa police fatally shooting unarmed Terence Crutcher, the Seattle Seahawks alum just perfectly defended the quarterback's decision to peacefully protest the National Anthem.

Related: Colin Says Tulsa Officer Should Be In Jail For Killing Terence Crutcher

On Tuesday, the retired NFL star joined Conan O'Brien on his late-night show to literally stand up for the San Francisco 49ers player, poignantly saying:

"With what's going on, I'd really rather see him take a knee, than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered."

So incredibly well-said, while tragically highlighting the serious police profiling problem throughout our country.

The 30-year-old hopes Colin's movement causes a societal shift across the nation, which will make everyone aware of the racism that still exists, and ultimately end it, adding:

"My take on it is, sh*t's gotta start somewhere. And if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that there's really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop."

The ex-running back also called out everyone against the athlete's harmless display:

"And, I mean, if you're really not racist, then you won't see what he's doing as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have."

Watch the powerful full clip (below):

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Colin Kaepernick Says Tulsa Police Officer Should Be In Prison For Killing Terence Crutcher Amidst Continued Death Threats

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When will enough be enough?

Colin Kaepernick wasn't the least bit surprised about the backlash he got over his national anthem protest… and sadly, that included receiving death threats.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback recently revealed he's been targeted by "couple different avenues" since he started sitting, then kneeling, during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality in the country.

Video: South Park Pokes Fun At Kaepernick With Own National Anthem!

Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, the athlete admitted that he's yet to alert team officials to the threats, explaining:

"To me, if something like that were to happen, you've proved my point. And it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened. And that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now."

We sure hope it doesn't come to that… but he has a point!

Though it's scary that the 28-year-old has to worry about death threats, we were reminded why he's protesting when yet another unarmed black man was shot and killed by an officer in Oklahoma earlier this week.

On top of being devastated by Terence Crutcher's murder, Kaepernick took further issue with the fact that Tulsa Police didn't even treat him like a human being, telling press:

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Baltimore Orioles Star Adam Jones Says MLB Players Cannot Protest The National Anthem Because 'Baseball Is A White Man's Sport'

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Whether you agree with him or not, you have to respect the fact that he's speaking his mind.

In a recent interview with USA Today, Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones says MLB players don't protest the national anthem because "baseball is a White man's sport." In case you aren't familiar, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he sat during The Star-Spangled Banner.

Related: Tim Tebow Scores A Minor League Baseball Contract

Adam said:

"We already have two strikes against us already, so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game… In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don't need us."

Additionally, the 31-year-old would "never" sit during the national anthem out of respect for family members who served in the military.

However, the outfielder fully supports Kaepernick's decision to protest.

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NFL Broadcaster Calling The Play-By-Play Of A Fan Running Onto The Field Is The Funniest Thing You'll See Today! Watch!

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You don't know his name, but maybe now you should: Kevin Harlan is truly a national treasure for this.

Harlan, a television and radio play-by-play announcer for NFL football and other sports, was doing the Westwood One radio broadcast for last night's Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams when a moment came and vaulted him into viral fame.

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Early in the fourth quarter of the game, with San Francisco leading 21-0, a fan ran out on to the field.

Now on TV, when this happens, the show's producers will cut away from the action and the broadcasters will talk about the game — the thought being that, hey, if they don't talk about it, then other fans won't be encouraged to do it.

But on his radio show last night, Harlan decided

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Kate Upton Gets DRAGGED Online After Sharing Thoughts On Miami Dolphins Kneeling During National Anthem!

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If you've been paying attention to anything football then we're sure you're aware of the whole national anthem protest started by San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick!

Quite a few celebs, including POTUS, have chimed in with their opinions on Kaepernick's decision to kneel, but when Kate Upton tried to share her two cents, they were thrown back in her face!

Related: NFL Stars Who Have Been Accused Of Violence Against Women!

Since Colin first protested the anthem in order to raise social awareness for minorities, other players in the league have come forward to join in the fight, and on Sunday a few Miami Dolphins players followed suit.

Well this was a bit of a problem for some people, particularly Upton as it was also 9/11 yesterday and the blonde beauty was NOT happy about the protesting players as she took to Twitter to share:

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