A Missouri bar has been accused of racism on social media after a passerby snapped a photo of the bar’s “doormat,” which featured Marshawn Lynch’s Raiders jersey and Colin Kaepernick’s 49ers jersey taped side by side on the sidewalk and read “Lynch Kaepernick.”
The Facebook user, Taylor Sloan, noticed the jersey arrangement as he was walking down the street on Sunday and publicly rebuked SNAFU bar of Lake Ozark, Miss. for the offensive message.
“There’s a reason why the NAACP issued a travel warning for Missouri,” Sloan wrote in the Facebook post, via Huffington Post, which has since been removed. “Pretty obvious the lack of professionalism at this bar. You lost my business the moment you decided to showcase this kind of behavior.”
SNAFU owner Jason Burle saw Sloan’s reaction and initiated a heated Facebook exchange over the intent behind the jersey display. Burle, who said he is a veteran, explained the bar’s connection to the military and that he felt offended by Kaepernick “disrespecting the country” when he opted to kneel during the national anthem last season in protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States.
The former 49ers quarterback’s action launched a movement in the NFL and other leagues, which reached a peak last weekend when every NFL team made a statement in some way in response to President Donald Trump’s critical comments. Lynch, who came out of retirement this season to be the Raiders’ starting running back, caused a stir when he sat for the…Read More