Kaepernick shirt was the target of attack dogs at Navy Seal event


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Colin Kaepernick (C) was then joined by other players in his kneeling protest

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.

The Navy Seals said he was “totally incompatible” with his values.

Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback, began kneeling in 2016 during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial injustice.

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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. ”

The museum is a non-profit organization that was founded in part by a retired Navy Seal captain in 1981 and has retired Seal members on its board.

Last year’s incident isn’t the first time the museum has apparently made reference to the Kaepernick protest. Video from an annual event in 2018 shows a mock encounter where a vehicle with the words “Take a knee, huh Nike” on the side is pulled.

Who is Colin Kaepernick?

Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

It faced a strong backlash and went unsigned for several years.

It wasn’t until this year that the NFL reversed its opposition to players hitting one knee during the anthem.

The move came amid global protests against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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