Once again the easily offended have been offended. This time by a University of Nevada police officer’s creative and hilarious Colin Kaepernick Halloween costume.
The officer, Antonio Gutierrez, was photographed dressed as the former NFL quarterback — whom is alma mater to the university — and it went viral after leftists started complaining about it on twitter.
The DIY costume was comprised of a “Kaepernick” jersey, fake nose, an afro/beard and a “will stand for food” sign.
Via the Daily Caller: The costume is a clear shot at the former NFL player’s national anthem protest, which he began to protest America’s alleged oppression of racial minorities. The protest eventually transformed into an argument over patriotism and respect for the flag and our military, which Kaepernick now blames for his continued unemployment.
After the photo made its way around the internet on Monday, the chief of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Dept. apologized on behalf of Officer Gutierrez.
“For those who have seen the Halloween costume of one of our officers apparently mocking a citizen who has chosen to take advantage of his constitutional right to protest, I offer my sincere apologies,” Chief Adam Garcia said in a statement condemning Gutierrez.
“Members of our profession are held to a higher standard and denigrating another — on or off duty — is insensitive for its lack of respect and lack of understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted.”
— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 30, 2017
This is why we kneel. https://t.co/UdFsklQUmW
— The NFL Protest (@theNFLprotest) October 30, 2017