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Why Colin Kaepernick’s Mother Is Furious Over National Anthem Fiasco

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The woman who put Colin Kaepernick up for adoption when he was a baby is now blasting the NFL quarterback over his decision to sit during the National Anthem. Heidi Russo took to Twitter to slam her estranged son’s actions, saying he’s brought shame to the country and to her family.

Over the weekend, Colin made headlines when he refused to stand during the singing of the National Anthem at the San Francisco 49ers versus Green Bay Packers game.”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” the 49ers QB told the press in an interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

While Colin’s actions were celebrated by some, others across the aisle, like his birth mother, were infuriated. Heidi’s tweet, however, led to her getting blasted for putting her son up for adoption only to judge his actions more than two decades later.

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    August 30, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    His biological mom is ashamed of him? LOL. So NOW you want to be noticed. Bet you were not bragging about being his birth mother when he was in grade school, H.S. school, college. What? Did he turn down your request that he buy you a house after he went pro? Are you missed because you have not been able to cash in. Hey lady, play mudshark games, win mudshark prizes.

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