Naval Special Warfare Command, which oversees Navy Seals, said in a statement they saw the video on Sunday and promised an investigation into the matter.
“The message inherent in this video is totally incompatible with the values and ethics of Naval Special Warfare and the US Navy,” the statement said. “We are investigating the matter extensively, and the first indications are that there were no active-duty Navy personnel or equipment involved in this independent organization’s event.”
The Navy Seal Museum, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is a nonprofit organization “dedicated solely to preserving the history of the US Navy Seals and their predecessors,” according to its website.
Kaepernick rose to fame as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, leading them to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. In 2016, he began kneeling for the national anthem, to protest injustice racialism and police violence in the United States. He’s been without a team since leaving the 49ers at the end of this season.
The 32-year-old has settled a claim that team owners have colluded to keep him out of the league due to his political stance. A practice session last year in front of NFL scouts did not lead to any formal job offers.