A Missouri bar owner is facing backlash after placing Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick’s jerseys side-by-side, on the ground as doormats that insidiously suggest to “Lynch Kaepernick.”
Taylor Sloan snapped a picture of the jerseys and posted it on her Facebook page writing, “Pretty obvious the lack of professionalism at this bar. You lost my business the moment you decided to showcase this kind of behavior…There’s a reason why the NAACP issued a travel warning for Missouri.”
Jason Burle of Ozark, Miss., owns #SNAFUBar and is reportedly a veteran. He continued to discuss the controversy on social media and said he was “offended” by Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem.
Burle wrote, “It’s funny to me that someone would look that far deeply into it just to find a racist link… The way they were displayed was purely out of accident. But once again just like those players some of you think everything has to be about race and hate.”
The SNAFU “doormats” have since been switched to “Kaepernick Lynch” but Sloan says there’s a bigger issue here that needs to be addressed.
“This is bigger than me or him, it’s about racism so systemic that some don’t even acknowledge it happening, or disguising it as patriotism, which in their mind is absolute,” she said.
And they say racism doesn’t exist.