Gregg Popovich calls Colin Kaepernick’s protest ‘very patriotic’ | First Take


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  • Homey D. Clown
    Homey D. Clown  8 minutes back

    Hey , how many people here are allowed to protest politics at work? None? .....Exactly. That's why I don't want to see players protesting at professional sporting events. Shut up ,do your job ,and entertain me .... Bunch of crybaby entitled millionaires.

    • Gail Oliver
      Gail Oliver  13 minutes back

      I appreciate everything Greg Popovich stated because he is absolutely correct. Many people are playing blind when it comes to how much and the extremity of social injustice African-americans experience. Kap is the bravest and most caring black man I know. He lost his job standing up for the same cowards who are stating his protesting meant nothing to them in so many words. I will forever stand with Kap for keeping the conversation going. I am just so sad that so many black people are undermining what he did and lost his job as a result. Kap has done more for black people than what I can see Jay Z has done. Kap lost it all but Jay Z keeps getting his even at the expense of his own. You just don't see other cultures and races doing this to one another. Not even for money. Just tragic!!!

      • Renzo Jones
        Renzo Jones  3 hours back

        SAS is scared talking in circles

        • Ronald Wallace
          Ronald Wallace  3 hours back

          Blow it out your four point of contact fuzzy...

          • Michael Considine
            Michael Considine  4 hours back

            Ahhh Sports and Politics I'm glad the media has finally combined the two, now let's conflate porn and religion!

            • J Salas
              J Salas  4 hours back

              "Cold War was fought" WTF where was the cold war "fought" where are the war fields of this war.

              • Robert Johnson
                Robert Johnson  6 hours back

                Popovick is a dumbass...

                • Itsdwayne12345
                  Itsdwayne12345  25 minutes back

                  How is Popovich a dumbass all because he got a different opinion. that like you like patriots or whatever and I like phiphiladelphia eagles. everybody has different opinion ok.

              • Delane Howard
                Delane Howard  8 hours back

                Yes sir

                • Jaricho Yoakum
                  Jaricho Yoakum  9 hours back

                  Why is it that on social issues in the black community Max ALWAYS has more of a clue that SAS?

                  • Daryl MILLER
                    Daryl MILLER  11 hours back

                    Taking a knee is what is done when a soldier fails. This is why he chose that action.

                    • Bokusatsu Tenshi
                      Bokusatsu Tenshi  11 hours back


                      • Fred Davis
                        Fred Davis  11 hours back

                        POP IS POOP

                        • Louie Padilla
                          Louie Padilla  15 hours back

                          Haha, he wasn't protesting until he was sidelined for sucking!

                          • Ur U
                            Ur U  15 hours back

                            I wish I can go to this guy's house and their kitchen pull down my pants and take a big s*** on their floor and say I'm protesting you spoiled rotten ungrateful piece of s*** I never had any suffering done to you you are called cowards God bless the United States of America and the land of the free

                            • JT F
                              JT F  16 hours back

                              HE ISNT EVEN FUCKING BLACK

                              • Gottaluvmeme
                                Gottaluvmeme  16 hours back

                                I am very impressed by Max and Popovich messages and understanding.

                                • M W
                                  M W  17 hours back

                                  Where was all this energy when Kap was kneeling?

                                  • Alvin Hazelton
                                    Alvin Hazelton  18 hours back

                                    College football: We love the military! 👍

                                    NFL: Not so much👎

                                    Sorry ESPN but perception matters! It feels like we're force to pick a side between our military and the NFL when these guys start kneeling during the National Anthem and that's a losing battle for the NFL. I suggest the NFL try really hard at fixing this perception before college football becomes the only football my family watches.

                                    • Borjeal Sbraden
                                      Borjeal Sbraden  18 hours back

                                      Another idiot who disrespect America. MAGA

                                      • I C
                                        I C  18 hours back

                                        So brave...

                                        • Ray Dilla
                                          Ray Dilla  20 hours back

                                          Stephen A barber forgot to line up the other side of his mustache.

                                          • Peter Kazavis
                                            Peter Kazavis  22 hours back

                                            Cease this faggotry

                                            • Ray York
                                              Ray York  23 hours back

                                              Fuck both these bitches

                                              • Craig Leeks
                                                Craig Leeks  23 hours back

                                                Pop has always had a seat at our family Bar B Qs.

                                                • WingsBuffer
                                                  WingsBuffer  1 days back

                                                  All this propaganda miscue's are for controlling. Stop the cancer spreading. Who the hat fits let him wear it.

                                                  • Ronald Shiffman
                                                    Ronald Shiffman  1 days back

                                                    Popovich is so full of crap. He has a great job coaching basketball in the NBA where 75% of the players are Black. He HAS TO adopt the same politics and viewpoints as his players or he risks alienating them. I am not saying he doesn't believe what he is saying, I am saying he HAS TO say what he is saying or he could lose his job. So there is nothing courageous or interesting about his comment. 2) Colin Kaepernick is a spoiled, whiny, rich guy. He is not oppressed in any way, lives a multi-millionaire lifestyle, and is unclear about what he is protesting or what he expects Americans to do to make America better. 3) Popovich is a basketball coach. Maybe he should leave it at that and shut up. Why is he dragging a multi-millionaire football player into the conversation about America? I'd appreciate both of them more if they donated 10% of their earnings to a worthy charity instead of complaining and grousing about other peoples' grievances.

                                                    • Ja'quavious Moor
                                                      Ja'quavious Moor  1 days back

                                                      Nobody cares.. They stay tryna make Pop old self cool

                                                      • wide awake1
                                                        wide awake1  1 days back

                                                        Another loser. ESPN stick to sports not politics. You're just going to be another Network nobody will watch and banish in the future

                                                        • Rex Thrasher
                                                          Rex Thrasher  1 days back

                                                          i BRAIDED my Pubic hair. Give me a medal

                                                          • Boston Dubuque
                                                            Boston Dubuque  1 days back

                                                            Thanks for the lecture. The reason I turn on ESPN is to have some guy with soft hands and a privileged position, virtue signaling, while I'm trying to get up to speed for FFB.

                                                            • Antonio
                                                              Antonio  1 days back

                                                              It Pains me that the African American media are still stuck in the Brainwashing mode of labeling two races as color.

                                                              • Stonetic
                                                                Stonetic  1 days back

                                                                BREAKING FRONT PAGE NEWS: according to leftists, other leftists are awesome.
                                                                I'm sure millionaire Pop appreciates all the endorsement money that Kaep has earned from Asian Child Slave Labor while pretending to stand up for justice.

                                                                • Steven Thigpen
                                                                  Steven Thigpen  1 days back

                                                                  Wow looking at the comments I see a lot of ppl just like Kepernick because he's black.. in reality he did it for attention... After all of Iis lies his morals are questionable at best.. I'm all for freedom of speech but I'm certain he was motivated by money.. Pure bullshit. Look at the evidence of what he was supposedly protesting...

                                                                  • nunya bidness
                                                                    nunya bidness  1 days back

                                                                    One of the many reasons why football will suck, forever! If youre still watching the nfl, you are not a patriot.

                                                                    • Ron DaDon
                                                                      Ron DaDon  1 days back

                                                                      See this is why I have always liked Coach Pop. Not only is he one of the greatest coach in NBA history, he is also a great human being. He understands why Kap kneeling is EXACTLY what this country’s values are founded on.

                                                                      • Shannon Lancaster
                                                                        Shannon Lancaster  1 days back

                                                                        There is absolutely nothing patriotic with either of these waste of life's. No respect for the flag or the country then get the hell out of the US and go to North Korea, Russia, China, or some other socialist communist nation.

                                                                        • Kristofer T
                                                                          Kristofer T  1 days back

                                                                          everyone has the right to their opinion first and foremost, but the flag and all who have served and died did not disrespect anyone, instead of kneeling why not sit out the game.

                                                                          • samantha chapman
                                                                            samantha chapman  1 days back

                                                                            Greg Popavich A Real O.G 💯💯💯

                                                                            • martin vise
                                                                              martin vise  1 days back

                                                                              A POS, is a POS.
                                                                              If it's so bad here, leave!

                                                                              • Robert Price
                                                                                Robert Price  2 days back

                                                                                Kaepernick is a scumbag

                                                                                • Scott Mayfield
                                                                                  Scott Mayfield  2 days back

                                                                                  Kap is trash, he career completion percentage is below 60, look at his career stats it's embarrassing that this dude thinks he deserves work in the NFL

                                                                                  • derek hernandez
                                                                                    derek hernandez  2 days back

                                                                                    Stephen A’s mustache need to take a knee 🇺🇸

                                                                                    • Automated Influenza
                                                                                      Automated Influenza  2 days back

                                                                                      Wow coach pop obviously does cuck hold or sucks black dick himself. Gtf outta here

                                                                                      • KingDave Durosier
                                                                                        KingDave Durosier  2 days back

                                                                                        Plenty of other countries you can do that. Max please. Stop acting like the us are the only free country.

                                                                                        • Rich Mackey
                                                                                          Rich Mackey  2 days back

                                                                                          Not too surprising, Pop has been sucking the dick of the black man for over 40 years; He isn't stopping now.

                                                                                          • kjkgood
                                                                                            kjkgood  2 days back

                                                                                            give me a break his degrees many years ago mean nothing and pop has been far too arrogant for his own good he is angry vs insightful

                                                                                            • Orlando Acevedo
                                                                                              Orlando Acevedo  2 days back

                                                                                              My respect to you

                                                                                              • Mike Stefan
                                                                                                Mike Stefan  2 days back

                                                                                                Listening to Max try to sound enlightened about a serious subject dropped my IQ a few points. Such a politically correct, small minded and ignorant statement.