Not Feeling It: Shaq Goes on Fox News to Explain Why He's Against Colin Kaepernick's Stance

Not Feeling It: Shaq Goes on Fox News to Explain Why He's Against Colin Kaepernick's Stance

See what the Hall of Famer had to say about the 49ers' QB.

Published September 8, 2016

Athletes have either come out in support of Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem as a stance against violence and race matters in America or blasted the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback's silent protest.

Shaquille O'Neal falls on the latter side and the Hall of Famer chose Fox News out of all places to make that opinion be known.

When asked on the network's Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning about Kaepernick's stance, the Diesel said, "it's something I wouldn't do," and that he would go about taking a stance in a "different way."

"I would never do that," O'Neal added about refusing to stand for the national anthem. "My father was a military man and he protected this country. My uncles are in law enforcement. They go out and work hard every day. Just other ways to get your point across."

The four-time NBA champion also questioned why Kaepernick didn't hold a silent protest last season or the year before that if he felt so strongly about social injustices and inequality that continue to plague the country, especially African-Americans.

Shaq also touched on being consistent, citing the likes of Bill Russell and Muhammad Aliwho were socially conscious and woke the minute they jumped into their respective sports.

Here are Shaq's full comments.

Hmm ...

Does Shaq have a point or is the Diesel running on unleaded with his criticism of Kaepernick?

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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