Remember when the NFL considered not allowing players to wear customized cleats to honor those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks? Well, keep that in mind as we tell you this story.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has announced he will wear a pair of custom cleats this weekend that will feature an image of a kneeling Colin Kaepernick.
Matthews is wearing the cleats during the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign in Week 13, a campaign designed to bring awareness to various charitable efforts.
Matthews said he doesn’t have his own campaign, so he’d like to bring attention to Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights Camp.’
I dont have a foundation so i have chosen to support my brother @kaepernick7 foundation @yourrightscamp for #MyCauseMyCleats He has paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring true everyday issues to light. Please follow the page & go to the website to learn more. We Should ALL Know Our Rights & Be Able to Express Them Freely. Thanks again @solesbysir you continue to impress ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
It’s a bit odd that Matthews claims he couldn’t really think of his own campaign to honor, and that’s why he went with Kaepernick.
Mostly because there is somebody much closer to his heart that could have earned the honor.
Matthews’ older half-brother, Christopher Ruiz, was killed while serving as a retired Marine working as a private defense contractor in Afghanistan.
Ruiz gave his life for our nation, our flag, and the values espoused in our National Anthem. Matthews is so hell-bent on disrespecting all of that, he’d rather honor a spoiled millionaire who spits on the flag, spits on the National Anthem, spits on the nation that gave him his fortune, and spits on his brother’s legacy.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews Supports Kaepernick With Custom Cleats https://t.co/R5zms1rrjM
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 30, 2017
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the NFL had to be persuaded to lift their strict dress code and allow players to wear custom cleats on that day.
Now, cop-hating, dictator-loving, social justice warriors are worthy of a custom cleat honor.
What a disgrace!
This isn’t the first time Matthews has made a terrible decision on who to ‘honor’ and how to ‘honor’ them. The wide receiver has a tattoo of Barack and Michelle Obama on his leg.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 2, 2017
Yikes! At least he can take the Kaepernick cleats can be removed at some point. That tattoo is for life.
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