While giving a report to CBS's NFL Today sports reporter Jason La Canfora said Colin Kaepernick would stand for the National Anthem if picked up to play for a team.
He’s not planning on kneeling. He’s going to donate all his jersey sales and he’s planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, J.B.
There was just one problem, Kaepernick never said that and his girlfriend, Nessa Diab , immediately took to Twitter to shut it down.
Since Kaepernick started taking the knee last season, which was originally a peaceful protest against systematic racism in America and the killing of unarmed African Americans by police officers, it has been twisted, with the help of tweets sent out by Donald Trump, to represent some supposed disrespect to the military.
If Jason La Canfora lied about Kaepernick that would bring all of his other reporting into question. CBS would have a choice to make...— Nubyjas Wilborn (@nwilborn19) October 8, 2017
Standing for Anthem wasn't something that I spoke to Colin about sat. I relayed what had been reported about him standing in the future...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 8, 2017
Colin would have to address any future demonstrations. I didn't ask him if he would sit or stand. Our chat primarily about his will to play— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 8, 2017
I sure hope you've given an apology to Colin, don't see one here, and you sure do owe it to him. So many now believe your story.— Mike Morris (@1MikeMorris) October 8, 2017
Have you offered an official clarification to ALL media outlets that are now publishing off your article? If not, then you don't give a damn— Jerry Rengel (@JerryARengel) October 8, 2017
Unfortunately, the damage was done and conservative parrots like Tomi Lahren ran with the story. Although the report has been proven to be "Fake News" the information has yet to be corrected.
Kaepernick promising to stand IF he gets a job shows that for these whiny entitled athletes, it's not about the "cause" it's about money.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 8, 2017
Kaepernick, who remains unsigned, continues his philanthropic work having given $900,000 of the $1 million he promised to donate to organizations working in oppressed communities.