When fellow Black quarterback Cam Newton was recently asked about his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick‘s protest of the national anthem, he upset many within the Black community with his response.
“How does one-eighth of an inch — something so small — be the difference in such a big (subject)? And that’s the thickness of our skin: one-eighth of an inch. And under that we’re all the same color. You know? And that’s the big picture,” he told ESPN.
“You know, a lot of scrutiny happens when athletes start talking about, you know, race, but the truth of the matter is we gotta do right by each other. No matter what color we are. …
“Who am I to say ‘Colin, you’re wrong’? And who am I to say ‘Bro, you’re right’? Because we all, you know, we all have the right to think whatever we wanna think. And I respect that by everybody.”
Needless to say, Black Twitter went “Ham on Cam” over his seemingly All Lives Matter approach to the question and topic at hand.