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!
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:
As you can imagine, the internet reacted EXACTLY the way you would expect — by DRAGGING Kate as they tweeted things like:
Kate Upton’s uncle Fred (House – R MI) voted against the Zadroga Act for 9/11 Responders’ Compensation and Health Care 3 times in 2010.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ L. D. Lewis (@ElleLewis6) September 11, 2016
Kate Upton Translated – “Please protest at a time when I can best ignore your oppression. Thanks.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rod (@rodimusprime) September 12, 2016
Well after getting quite a bit of backlash, Kate decided to take to Instagram to write a post with a picture of the Dolphins players kneeling with a caption that read:
“In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget.”
The blonde beauty then went back on Twitter to try and defend herself saying:
We’re guessing that Upton eventually came to her senses and realized that trying to defend yourself on Twitter can sometimes be a fart in the wind!
What are you thoughts on Upton’s opinion?!