After Capitol Rioting, Colin Kaepernick Supporters Bring Up His Peaceful Kneeling That Caused Controversy (TWEETS)

Back in 2016, Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. He was blasted from every corner of the United States for disrespecting the troops and America for placing a knee on the ground during the Anthem.

The former 49ers QB’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality and racism was remembered this week as a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic day.

Many people watching the events unfold in Washington tweeted they were reminded why Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in the first place.

Kaepernick has not played a down of football since the 2016 season after he began his protest that year against systemic racism across the U.S.