The flag issue is not a real issue; you can find me consistent on this opinion in other threads related to this topic. I do not care that these athletes kneel and find it hardly offensive. It's more annoying to me that Kapernick donated to a group related to a convicted cop killer or that he ignores that white people and blacks are both killed by police at a rate proportionate to their crime statistics based on the most recent FBI statistics. That's the only part that bothers me. If the narrative was we need to rework police training then I wouldn't care, but Kapernick engaged at points in making this about race when it isn't. Cherry picking events and in some cases cherry picking events that hurt his cause. So the kneeling pisses off a lot of NFL fans for the military or whatever, but the only reason it could possibly make me mad is that it somehow gives Kapernick a pass when his entire arc is an epic fail of virtue signaling.
Actually its not that Kap ignores that whites and blacks get killed by cops. Its the fact that black people get killed by cops and they get paid leave, no convictions and come back to work. The injustice part is that whites and blacks are not treated the same in the justice system. This is why people do not understand the "Black Lives Matter". They believe the protest is only about bad cops and blacks being killed by bad cops. Instead its about bad cops being protected by the system and allowed to commit murder and go scott free. Yes, it is about race because one side is not treated the same as the other. This is not something new but something that has gone on for decades. Black people have stated it many times and have been ignored.