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Fox's O'Reilly: Kaepernick 'Overhyped' Issue, Created 'Hostility'

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San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 09:57 PM

Bill O'Reilly tore into Colin Kaepernick for his ongoing protest against social injustice and police brutality, chastising the 49ers backup quarterback for his "overhype" of "the few police shootings that do occur" and for creating "hostility toward your own country."

At the close of his Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," the author of "Killing The Rising Sun," said he intended to give Kaepernick a copy of the newly released book.

"I am not confident he will read it," O'Reilly said. "But if he does, he might understand that millions of Americans have given their lives for the cause of freedom, freedom for blacks in the Civil War, freedom for everybody in the Revolutionary War, freedom for Asians and freedom for Europe in World War II and World War I.

"I do not respect Colin Kaepernick's actions. I think he is wrong in the extreme, and I think his frame of reference about his own country is scant. S-c-a-n-t."

O'Reilly said he had a simple message for Kaepernick "and his sympathizers."

"No nation is perfect but American police officers very rarely shoot civilians," he said. "The statistics prove it. Also while there is social injustice and blacks have suffered in this country, most Americans deplore bias, and we have seen tremendous improvements in that area."

"To overhype the few police shootings that do occur and to create hostility toward your own country should be put in a basket of deplorables," he said, mockingly referring to a derogatory phrase Hillary Clinton used to label Trump supporters she considers racist.

"Perspective is everything in life," O'Reilly continued.

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Bill O'Reilly tore into Colin Kaepernick for his ongoing protest against social injustice and police brutality, chastising the 49ers backup quarterback for his "overhype of the few police shootings that do occur" and for creating hostility toward your own country.
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