Nate Boyer, the Green Beret who advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel during his polarizing NFL protests during the national anthem, is now the newest fan of Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Boyer backed Mayfield after the former No. 1 overall pick said that he would “absolutely” be kneeling this season alongside his teammates during the anthem.
“Everybody so upset about my comment doesn’t understand the reasoning behind kneeling in the first place,” Mayfield wrote. “Nate and Kap came to an agreement that kneeling was the most respectful way to support our military while also standing up for equality. I have the utmost respect for our military, cops, and people that serve OUR country. It’s about equality and every being treated the same because we are all human. It’s been ignored for too long and that is my fault as well for not becoming more educated and staying silent.
“If I lose fans, that’s okay. I’ve always spoken my mind. And that’s from the heart.”
Boyer responded, saying: “You just gained one.”