Shannon Sharpe Says He’s ‘So Disappointed’ In Jim Brown’s Comments About Colin Kaepernick (VIDEO)
Last week, NFL legend Jim Brown wanted to get a message across to Colin Kaepernick that he wants to support his cause and what he is fighting for, but he doesn’t like the way he’s going about it by disrespecting the flag.
“I want to be in his corner, and I do think, ‘God bless him’” — but noting, “Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist or he’s a football player.”
“Football is commercial. You have owners. You have fans. And you want to honor that if you’re making that kind of money.”
“I can’t be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations.”
As for the protest, Brown says … “I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem.”
“I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.”
Fox Sports analyst and noted Colin Kaepernick supporter, Shannon Sharpe, found those comments to be so hurtful and he ‘so disappointed’ that Brown would say such a thing.
Shannon Sharpe says he “1,000% wholeheartedly disagrees” with every word Jim Brown said about Colin Kaepernick … telling TMZ Sports he’s incredibly disappointed in the NFL Hall of Famer.
The comments DEFINITELY didn’t sit well with Shannon — the co-host of FS1’s “Undisputed” says it hurts that someone as well respected as Brown would throw shade at someone trying to stand up for black people.
Sharpe also said he didn’t realize there was a right and wrong way to protest — and referenced the famous ’67 Cleveland Summit, where stars like Brown, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more banded together to support Ali’s refusal to be drafted into the U.S. military.
“I’m sure they told him in 1967 when he called that Summit, I’m sure they said it wasn’t the right way.”
“I’m so, SO disappointed in him.”