Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in the news for comments he made on Twitter claiming the United State’s airstrike against Iran’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, was “American imperialism”.

A second tweet mirrored the same sentiments.

Conservative pundits have jumped all over the quarterback, who hasn’t played an NFL game after kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren tweeted:

Conservative commentator Michael Knowles tweeted out:

The strike that killed the Iranian general is one that has both sides on edge. Iran has vowed revenge and this issue seems to be no where close to a resolution.

The Defense Department said it targeted Soleimani because he “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.

No concrete evidence was provided of this, however.

Kaepernick is no stranger to Donald Trump, who criticized his on-field protests at the time. Once the second-highest paid quarterback in the league, he now faces a rematch on Twitter with the president as the subject goes from domestic to global.



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