Simpson told the Buffalo News that he took issue with Kaepernick “attacking the flag,” calling it a “mistake”.
“I think Colin made a mistake,” said Simpson who was released from prison in October. Simpson then tried to make an analogy of tragic events that occurred during his childhood:
“I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”
Simpson may be the last person who Kaepernick would want to hear from when it comes to his stance on social issues involving minorities. There are numerous reports that Simpson desperately tried to separate himself from “Black America” until his murder trial.
Not to mention, Simpson’s past does not necessarily define someone that should be giving advice on making “mistakes”. This comes just days after Simpson grossly detailed how he would have committed the double murder many are convinced he was responsible for.
“Somebody asked me if I’d have voted for him … Probably not, but I only know two of my friends I’d vote to be president. Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president. That has no bearing on it, you know?”
Yes, everyone is entitled to an opinion on Kaepernick’s now infamous protest but was anyone needing an opinion from O.J. Simpson?