Santa Clara Police Union Says Officers May Not Choose to Work 49ers Games Given Kaepernick Controversy

Kaepernick's pig socks;  Photo: Ben Margot/AP

Kaepernick's pig socks; Photo: Ben Margot/AP

The Santa Clara Police Officer's Association - the union representing police officers in the city - has apparently sent a letter to the San Francisco 49ers intimating that officers may choose to not work at 49ers football games unless the team "takes action" in light of quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent controversial comments on law enforcement.

The 49ers play their home games in the city of Santa Clara, where Levi's Stadium is located. Most of the police staffing for home games comes in the form of off-duty officers working extra hours.

Officers throughout the nation have taken umbrage with Kaepernick's comments insinuating that officers were committing murder and receiving "paid leave."

The quarterback was also seen wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs while at a recent practice and has argued that police officers receive less training and education than hairstylists.

The letter indicates that if Kaepernick's anti-police commentary isn't addressed, it "could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities."

The 49ers have thus far stuck by their quarterback's right to free speech.


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