BREAKING: Kaepernick’s Anti-America 4th of July Tweet Ignites a Firestorm

Controversial athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick further incited social media on Thursday, by posting an incendiary quote from an 1865 speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Despite the fact that Douglass, a former slave, was actually a noted Republican and a proud American, Kaepernick’s quote was framed in such a way that condemned America, prompting an outraged response on social media.

Americans of all races, genders, and backgrounds took to social media to condemn Kaepernick for his continued criticism of the USA, with several commenters suggesting he was “free to leave” any time he liked.