Screengrab via leezeldin/Instagram

New York congressman tweets insult to Colin Kaepernick

Zeldin applauds police, lobs insult at Kap, following Chelsea bombing suspect's arrest.

Feb 28, 2020, 11:43 pm*

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Brianna Holt

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) on Monday took a shot at Colin Kaepernick. This while applauding police for catching the suspect in the Chelsea bombing that took place on Saturday night.

The explosion injured 29 people.

Zeldin created a connection between an alleged terrorist incident and a professional football player who is raising awareness of police brutality against African-Americans. 

Of course, Kaepernick fans were angry and took it to Twitter.


https://twitter.com/RisingTsar/status/777935460698091521


https://twitter.com/adamgurri/status/777927433966260224

It’s interesting that Zeldin frowns upon Kaepernick for being vocal about an issue he finds to be important when last year he posted a photo of Martin Luther King Jr., on his Instagram, with the caption: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2016, 7:52 pm