Reverend Jesse Jackson took the time out to give us a gentle reminder that when Tim Tembow took a knee before Colin Kapernick, no one had a problem with it. In fact, he was praised for his peaceful gesture.
TMZ caught up with Jackson leaving Reagan International Airport when he compared both situations and noted the hypocrisy surrounding the irrational outrage about Kap. “It’s interesting that when Tim Tebow took a knee, it was accepted,” Jesse tells TMZ Sports. Kaepernick takes a knee and he’s rejected. Both of them took a knee in protest of what they believed in. One was religion. One was for justice. Okay.”
Tembow wasn’t taking a knee during the National Anthem, but he did it prior to every game and became a meme.
It’s clear that Jesse Jackson believes Colin Kaepernick should get the same treatment.