The #TakeAKnee motion stays one of the recognizable social commentaries in current reminiscence, with a number of celebrities sharing their ideas on it.
Most not too long ago, former NFL star and Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan gave his tackle the motion and shared whether or not or not he would have adopted in its initiator Colin Kaepernick‘s footsteps throughout his days on the sector.
Throughout a current look on the Ellen Degeneres Present, Strahan confused that he helps Kaepernick and each NFL participant who kneels in the course of the nationwide anthem earlier than video games. Throughout his rationalization, he additionally gave a logical rationalization of why he has no motive to be offended by Kaepernick’s resolution.
“My father’s within the navy — retired main, leaping out of airplanes, doing all that stuff — and I do know why [Colin Kaepernick] knelt was not in any disrespect to the navy or anyone within the armed companies as a result of I’ve an appreciation for that,” he stated. “And when my father can take a look at me and inform me that he is not offended and that he understands, then how may I — who did not do this service — be offended?”
When Degeneres requested Strahan if he would kneel alongside Kaepernick if he was nonetheless an energetic participant, immediately, he stated, after some hesitation, that he would.
“If I used to be nonetheless enjoying soccer immediately, I’d be previous as dust, to begin with,” he stated. “However you realize, I do not know — I believe I’d have. I believe I’d have. I’d’ve had a dialog with my father. I’d’ve had a dialog with my dad, and primarily based on that dialog, I’d’ve had with him, I am fairly certain I’d have.”
See his full response to the loaded query within the clip, under: