A cigar lounge in League City has a different approach to San Franciso 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick nation anthem protest.
“The Man Cave Cigar Lounge” on Marina Bay Drive came up with the idea of celebrating its third year anniversary by getting Kaepernick’s jersey and duct taping it to the front entrance and making it their doormat. No such thing as bad publicity.
Kaepernick started taking a knee and not standing during the 49er’s pre-season game against Greenbay Packers on August 26 saying that it was his way to protest police brutality and social injustice of African Americans.
Since he started taking a knee, not only has the second string quarterback’s jersey sales become the best selling in the NFL but other players from professional to high school sports have been declining to stand during the national anthem.
“The Cave’s” manager, Clint Denny, said customers that came in would wipe their feet on the jersey.
The idea started Friday, September 2 but after a customer, Chad Melanson, posted a photo of the display on Facebook on September 10, it started garnering mixed reaction.