Welp, it looks like the folks at the National Navy SEAL Museum have just found themselves in a bit of trouble.
A video just emerged of a K-9 demonstration at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, and the object of the controversy? The dogs’ target… who they dressed in a Colin Kaepernick jersey.
At one point, you can hear the target on the ground yell “Oh man, I will stand,” in obvious reference to Colin’s kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner.
The video appears to have originated during a demonstration this past January during a fundraiser, however is now gaining viral attention thanks to filmmaker Billy Corben.
And to nobody’s surprise, people are pretty upset now that they’ve seen the video. Especially given the divisive times we’re living in right now regarding race relations.
However, the Navy SEALS Twitter account released a statement clarifying that the museum isn’t run by the Navy, it’s run by an independent organization (the National Navy SEAL Museum), and that no active duty members of the SEALS were involved in this demonstration.
They also called the stunt “completely inconsistent with the values and ethos of Naval Special Warfare and the US Navy.”
Needless to say, they’ll be looking into the matter further.