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Bill Maher: Colin Kaepernick ‘an idiot’

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HBO host Bill Maher says although he supports Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial injustice, the NFL player is an “idiot.”

{mosads}Maher, who misspelled Kaepernick’s last name in his tweet, did not say what prompted his criticism of the 49ers backup quarterback.

Kaepernick on Tuesday said it was “embarrassing” to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first presidential debate.”

“Both are proven liars, and it seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist,”  he added, according to USA Today.

“And at this point … you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it’s still evil.”

Kaepernick sparked debate in August by sitting through “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a preseason game.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said later.

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Kaepernick has since repeatedly knelt during the national anthem,  inspiring other sports stars to follow suit.

Trump, the Republican nominee, said last month that Kaepernick’s gesture is “a terrible thing.”

“You know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it’s not gonna happen,” he said on “The Dori Monson Show.”

President Obama earlier this month defended Kaepernick’s right to demonstrate.

“My understanding, at least, is he’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” he said during a news conference in Hangzhou, China. “I think there’s a long history of sports figures doing so.”

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