GOOD

Buffalo Bills Fans Find New Ways To Hate On Colin Kaepernick

The 49ers quarterback’s first start of the season sparked racism and Islamaphobia in the parking lot

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made his first NFL start Sunday since he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Kaepernick, who donned a Muhammad Ali shirt when entering New Era Field, completed 13 of 29 passes for one touchdown and ran for 88 yards in the team’s 45-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Home fans were not exactly welcoming. Kaepernick’s presence on field was met with boos, while tailgaters beat up an afro’d Kaepernick doll to chants of “tackle the Muslim,” unbeknownst to the fact that the quarterback is an avowed Christian.


Outside the stadium, a fan sold t-shirts featuring Kaepernick in the crosshairs of a gun. Another t-shirt referred to the quarterback as “Kaeperd--k” with text reading, “Shut Up And Stand Up!”

Kaepernick did receive some support from those in Buffalo. A group of protestors in the parking lot brought signs reading “Bills Fans For Black Lives” and “Kneel for Racial Justice” and took a knee during the national anthem.

After the game, Kaepernick made it clear he doesn’t plan to stop protesting anytime soon.

“There’s people’s lives being taken and affected by this on a daily basis,” Kaepernick told reporters. “I don’t understand what’s more American than fighting for liberty and justice for everybody, for the equality this country says it stands for.”

The 49ers return to San Francisco next weekend to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sports

Some beauty pageants, like the Miss America competition, have done away with the swimsuit portions of the competitions, thus dipping their toes in the 21st century. Other aspects of beauty pageants remain stuck in the 1950s, and we're not even talking about the whole "judging women mostly on their looks" thing. One beauty pageant winner was disqualified for being a mom, as if you can't be beautiful after you've had a kid. Now she's trying to get the Miss World competition to update their rules.

Veronika Didusenko won the Miss Ukraine pageant in 2018. After four days, she was disqualified because pageant officials found out she was a mom to 5-year-old son Alex, and had been married. Didusenko said she had been aware of Miss World's rule barring mother from competing, but was encouraged to compete anyways by pageant organizers.

Keep Reading Show less

One mystery in our universe is a step closer to being solved. NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched last year to help scientists understand the sun. Now, it has returned its first findings. Four papers were published in the journal Nature detailing the findings of Parker's first two flybys. It's one small step for a solar probe, one giant leap for mankind.



It is astounding that we've advanced to the point where we've managed to build a probe capable of flying within 15 million miles from the surface of the sun, but here we are. Parker can withstand temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and travels at 430,000 miles per hour. It's the fastest human-made vehicle, and no other human-made object has been so close to the sun.

Keep Reading Show less
via Sportstreambest / Flickr

Since the mid '90s the phrase "God Forgives, Brothers Don't" has been part of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's football team's lexicon.

Over the past few years, the team has taken the field flying a black skull-and-crossbones flag with an acronym for the phrase, "GFBD" on the skull's upper lip. Supporters of the team also use it on social media as #GFBD.

Keep Reading Show less
Culture