Rap mogul T.I. Harris supports benched NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick who refused to honor the flag during the national anthem.
Kaepernick, 28, stayed seated while the national anthem played before a preseason game on Saturday.
He later said he refuses to honor the American flag while black people are oppressed and brutalized by police in America.
There are rumors that the San Francisco 49ers are considering cutting him, but Kaepernick, who is biracial, said his message is very necessary.
Harris, 35, reminded his Instagram.com followers of America’s racist roots in a series of posts recalling black civil rights protests.
In one B&W photo re-posted by Harris, a white policeman snatches an American flag out of a black child’s hand.
The accompanying text reads:”
“THEY” snatched flags outta young black people hands because THEY didn’t want you to be apart of America. Now today THEY’re mad because you won’t stand up and pay homage to a damn flag that THEY used to snatch outta black people’s hands.
These people are sociopathic.”
Harris added: “Anyone who objects… Understand my posts are rooted in FACTS!!!! I’ll take it down right now if u can call me a lie & prove it. But if not…. “Eat it Up” #Accountability”.
More NFL players have pledged to join Kaepernick’s one-man protest during future NFL games.
The NFL does not require its players to stand during the national anthem. But some NFL coaches expect their players to respect the flag.
The American flag is quickly becoming a symbol of oppression for blacks in America.