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    22 Tweets That Point Out The Irony Of Colin Kaepernick's Protests Vs. The MAGA Capitol Coup

    Y'all, I am tired.

    Yesterday, Trump supporters invaded the Capitol in an attempted coup, which resulted in the death of four people.

    Richard Barnett sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
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    Many people — including President-elect Joe Biden — have pointed out the difference in treatment between the MAGA mob and peaceful BLM protesters.

    US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware
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    SPECIFICALLY, on Twitter, many users have pointed out the blatant hypocrisy of the backlash Colin Kaepernick faced after peacefully kneeling during the national anthem versus the domestic terrorists who Trump called "special."

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    Here are some of the most poignant tweets that point out the egregiousness of this hypocrisy:

    1.

    So is Kaepernick taking a knee still an inappropriate way to protest?

    Twitter: @lanceallred41

    2.

    Kaepernick: *kneels quietly* Trump: “Get that son of a bitch off the field.” MAGA: *breaks window on Captiol Building* Trump: “We love you. You’re very special.”

    Twitter: @andrehenry

    3.

    Remember the outrage over Colin Kaepernick KNEELING during a SONG?!?

    Twitter: @MajorPhilebrity

    4.

    A reminder that the people who breached security today at the Capitol find what @Kaepernick7 did to be offensive.

    Twitter: @yashar

    5.

    I do not like being political on twitter But it’s hard to fathom that Kaepernick was admonished for taking a knee in a form of peaceful protest. No one was harmed. 4 years later, there are domestic terrorists who literally caused a security breach into the Capitol to “protest.”

    Twitter: @sung_minkim

    6.

    Kaepernick can’t take a knee but white people can take the Capital.

    Twitter: @msanonymousme

    7.

    Kaepernick kneeled peacefully on a football field and these same people storming the Capitol building called him unpatriotic. I can’t believe how upside down this all is. I’m sorry.

    Twitter: @TrentCapelli

    8.

    It’s the fact that we woke up to no consequences. That my peers have faced more consequences for protesting. That Kaepernick lost his career for participating in peaceful discourse. I do not have the intellectual space or emotional space for whiteness today. I just don’t.

    Twitter: @CAMONGHNE

    9.

    The silence of the Evangelicals, the All lives Matter crowd, the Anti Kaepernick crowd, the Blue Lives Matter crowd, who called Black Lives Matter violent thugs. You all don’t have anything to say when insurrectionists attack the seat of American government in an attempted coup ?

    Twitter: @etanthomas36

    10.

    Our flag. Colin Kaepernick's career was ruined because of their love of our flag. But, yesterday, the Confederate Flag was in the capitol. Another rioter took down our flag to replace it with a Trump flag. And nothing. It wasn't our flag they loved. It was white supremacy.

    Twitter: @Pappiness

    11.

    .@Kaepernick7 was kicked out of the NFL for taking a knee. Seems like @realDonaldTrump should be kicked out of the Government for inciting an insurrection.

    Twitter: @kenolin1

    12.

    I don't know what everyone's so upset about at the Capitol. I mean, it's not like anyone took a knee, right? @Kaepernick7 #Kaepernick

    Twitter: @AndyOstroy

    13.

    If you threw a fully realized tantrum over Colin Kaepernick takin a PEACEFUL ass knee. You better be throwin yourself on a propane grill with disgust and outrage over how they are acting in the Nation’s capital. Keep that same energy.

    Twitter: @TonyBakercomedy

    14.

    You can’t have Kaepernick kneel on TV. That’s too divisive.

    Twitter: @JuMosq

    15.

    Armed terrorists, incited by the President himself, seize the Capitol Building to stop our elected officials from fulfilling their constitutional obligations. But Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the sideline, to protest disproportionate police brutality, is the threat to democracy

    Twitter: @bryanbehar

    16.

    @TomiLahren @OutnumberedFNC So is Kaepernick taking a knee still an inappropriate way to protest?

    Twitter: @KatMeanJean

    17.

    I saw more republican anger when Kaepernick kneeled during the anthem

    Twitter: @sapphiresdust

    18.

    Trump in 2017 called Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” for kneeling during the anthem. Today, he told the protesters who stormed the capitol to “Go home. We love you. You’re special.”

    Twitter: @jfinchface

    19.

    they are ruining our country by being criminals and RIOTING. BLM protesters such as colin kaepernick lead by example, and show what peaceful protesting look like (:

    Twitter: @wavyemma

    20.

    Imagine being upset with Colin Kaepernick and then doing this to your Capital. #TrumpRally

    Twitter: @Isuckatpicking

    21.

    Remember when @Kaepernick7 was run out of the NFL and condemned by @realDonaldTrump for being disrespectful? America is a dumpster fire

    Twitter: @_scottreid

    22. In conclusion:

    In America, a black man can’t kneel to the National Anthem to bring awareness to police brutality and racial injustices against black and brown communities But armed white men can bum rush into the capitol and overthrow Democracy...

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