Restaurant Tapes Colin Kaepernick Jersey to Floor as Welcome Mat

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A picture of  San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s jersey being taped to a Virginia restaurant’s floor is causing a stir online.

Virginia Beach resident James Perry said he walked into Krossroads Rock and Country Bar in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center Thursday and saw the jersey at the front entrance.

“What went through my mind was like 'Wow, is this real or is it a joke?' How would you feel if someone taped a police officer’s uniform down?" Perry asked.

Saturday, he took to social media posting this status:

Perry’s post was shared more than 3,000 times in 24 hours.

He's asking people to boycott the bar.

But some customers are standing by the Krossroads.

“I was not offended by that," Carol Bevilacqua said. "I think we live in a free country. I think people are allowed to do what they want.”

The general manager of the bar told News 3 taping the jersey down was about sportsmanship and Kaepernick's disrespect of the flag - not race.

Whatever the reason, Perry says the bar has now lost a longtime customer.


  • beakonoflight

    This is NOT amusing in the least bit. It is acts like this that cause further division in our country. If in your opinion, Mr. Kaepernick is disrespecting our country, how does that paint you being you are responding in an equally disgracious manner? People need to grow up, not stand up.

  • Gerald Filtz

    Colin Kaepernick has the God-given right of Freedom of Speech, which we as a nation have enshrined in our First Amendment. He has the right to hate America as much as he wants to. He does not have the right to protest America in his place of employment. I believe that he should be fired immediately. I also believe that he should spend time in Iran or Saudia Arabia or Communist China before he protests again.

    • Mike Varosky

      Or maybe you should move there, since you believe that him protesting is obviously totally unacceptable…

      Those are great examples of countries that suppress protests. You are basically proving the point that most Americans have no idea what the constitution stands for…

  • Karma

    So putting a football jersey on the floor is now racist?? So they lost a longtime racist customer, he will be replaced by someone else non-racist and hopefully a supporter of law enforcement unlike him. Funny how he said about putting a law enforcement jersey on the floor as his first choice instead of another teams jersey. Yes, racism is real and you sir are one of the biggest racists. I applaud the business.

  • Liberty

    Kaepernick has the right to not stand. The business has the right to use his jersey to clean people’s shoes. Can’t support one without supporting the other.

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