The US Navy Seals are investigating after images of military dogs attacking a “replacement” wearing a Colin Kaepernick shirt at an event last year.
The video was reportedly taken at the National Navy Seal Museum in Florida in 2019, but went viral over the weekend.
In a statement, the Navy Seals said the video was “totally incompatible” with its values.
Kaepernick, a quarterback, began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in 2016.
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Several clips posted to Twitter on Sunday show a target wearing the red Kaepernick jersey being attacked by a number of military dogs.
In one video, the man appears to be saying “Oh man, I’m going to get up” after being shot by the dogs, causing the crowd to laugh.
“Today we saw a video of a Navy Seal Museum event released last year,” the Navy Seals said in a Twitter post.
“The message inherent in this video is totally incompatible with the values and ethics of Naval Special Warfare and the US Navy.
“We are investigating the matter extensively and the first indications are that there were no active service personnel or equipment of the Navy involved in the event of this independent organization. “
Who is Colin Kaepernick?
Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
However, it faced a strong backlash and went unsigned for several years.
It wasn’t until this year that the National Football League (NFL) reversed its opposition to players taking a knee during the anthem.
The decision came amid global protests against the death of African American George Floyd while in police custody.