Justice Ginsburg Calls Kaepernick's Protest Against Mistreatment of People of Color 'Dumb'

Kaepernick recently indicted both sides of American politics with criticism.

“Would I arrest them for doing it? No,” Ginsburg said about the protests. “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”

She joins a list of prominent critics of Kaepernick, who has knelt during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season and preseason for what he described as the mistreatment of “black people and people of color” in America.

The phenomenon has inspired athletes to be more outspoken about politics in general, something that has proven to be divisive among fans.

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