Kaepernick Criticized By His Own Mother

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Most American’s are furious with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the National Anthem and not show respect for the very symbol that gives him the freedom to do so.

Among the many upset Americans is Heidi Russo, the biological mother of Kaepernick.

According to a 2013 ESPN article, Russo was “19, unmarried and nearly broke when she gave him up. She cared for him for five weeks while she looked for an adopting couple who were (A) set for money, (B) had other kids and (C) loved sports. Heidi stands 6-foot-2, and the birth father, now absent, was also 6-2.”

While the relationship between Russo and Kaepernick is unclear, this hasn’t stopped her from reaching out to her son over Twitter.

She wrote, “There’s ways to make change w/o disrespecting & bringing shame to the very country & family who afforded you so many blessings.”

She then added, “The path less traveled doesn’t need to be one of destruction.”

Maybe Kaepernick will take her words to heart and start showing respect for the country that has offered him so much.


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