Former NFL long snapper and U.S. Army Green Beret Nate Boyer proposed that free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump sit down and have a civil conversation about the National Anthem protests.
Boyer met with Kaepernick in 2016 and convinced him kneeling for the anthem instead of sitting down on the bench would be more respectful.
In September, Trump blasted the protesters, calling on owners to cut them from the team.
Boyer said Monday on ESPN’s “First Take” that he would “love nothing more” than to see Kaepernick and Trump discuss their thoughts on the protest face to face to help bring the country back together.
“[I]t’s going to take having those conversations you don’t want to have,” Boyer said. “I look at Doug Baldwin and Kenny Stills and these guys that are doing a lot in communities with police in a positive way and with the youth in these communities and really trying to make a difference actively. I love that. I want to see more of that. If Colin does that, I would love nothing more than Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump to sit down in a room and have a conversation, a civil conversation. The nation needs to see that and feel that. I have a feeling it wouldn’t be the same conversation that they have on Twitter with people. It would be very different.”
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