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To say sports commentator/pundit Shannon Sharpe is disappointed in Jim Brown is an understatement. Hell, Sharpe isn’t the only one. A whole bunch of folks have a problem with Brown for the same reason as Sharpe.

And why is Jim Brown being looked at with the side eye these days by Sharpe and lots of others? It’s because the NFL legend, of all people, said he does not agree with Colin Kaepernick or any other player protesting during the national anthem.

Sharpe, the co-host of FS1’s “Undisputed” spoke with TMZ about what Brown said and he “wholeheartedly” disagrees with him.

“It’s disappointing because I don’t really know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach (protesting),” Sharpe said. “There’s a right and wrong way to handle black unarmed men and women in America. I think the thing is, things are different now. I’m sure they told him in 1967 summit (of black athletes) that it wasn’t the right way.”

As we stated, Brown did say he supports Kaepernick, but was highly critical of athletes who don’t stand at attention during the national anthem. Sharpe seemed most bothered by Brown’s comments because the legendary running back is such an influential African-American athlete.

“It’s disappointing because all it takes is one big-name person of color to really almost throw a wet blanket over the fire that’s being sparked with what Colin Kaepernick and others with the Black Lives Matter movement (are doing) — the positive people who are trying to change and have an impact,” Sharpe said. “You’re talking about Jim Brown, a guy who was a huge part of the 1967 summit, saying that Colin Kaepernick went about this wrong. That gives them all the credibility they need. That hurts the most and it’s so disappointing. I’m so, so disappointed in him. … I wholeheartedly disagree with everything he said.”

Meanwhile, if you’re wondering, Colin Kaepernick is still nowhere close to signing with an NFL team. He’s running out of time, as the 2017 season starts Sept 7.

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7 thoughts on “Shannon Sharpe Not Happy With Jim Brown Over Kaepernick Comments

  1. specialt757 on said:

    We have a president who thinks it’s okay to have violent protests as long as it’s something he believes in, but Kap is being blackballed for having a silent protest that does not involve violence or other people. Black people, STAY WOKE.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    It’s disappointing to say the least. I think he does have memory loss. I read an article where Brown “urges his peers to do more than “make gestures” when facing society’s ills”. To me that means, get involve, do more than make a statement, be a part of the solution not the problem, and if you ask me, Kap is doing that. Not standing for the anthem is Kap’s way of bringing attention to the violence against black people from people who are sworn to serve and protect. Protesting behind closed doors is merely meditation, no one knows you’re doing it. Protests are supposed to be visible and make people conscious. I don’t get it, what is it that people understand about it?

  3. Never thought of him as a leader and really do not care what he said. I heartily disagree with him and now ignore anything he has to say in the future. I remember when he allegedly threw a woman out of a window. After that report, I wiped him off my list of Black leaders to follow. His erasure will continue until I die.

  4. The Truth on said:

    If you are Not apart of the solution then you are apart of the problem. I am very disappointed in Jim Brown. You know what you went thur and you know its Not about the flag. America treated veterans worse and the black veterans lower than dirt. You know its true… let’s deal with the Truth now that’s deal with the truth. Disrespecting the flag Really? How long…how long will you continue to Mistreat people and thinks it’s AlRIGHT..HOW LONG?????

    • Jim Brown’s comments are disappointing but so was Kaepernick’s Election Day copout .He should be given another shot by the NFL,considering numerous less talented QB’s have been signed,but his attitude along with those of too many other black millennials who take voting rights for granted (as Brown wouldn’t) is the reason why Trump is in the WH today.

  5. Mr. Brown is an old man who probably has a little memory loss. I can remember when he was a rebel man. I guess he has lost the desire to confront the truth anymore.

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