Tiki Barber Is Catching Hell on Twitter Over This Clip of Him Talking About Colin Kaepernick

Watch a clip of Tiki Barber talking about Colin Kaepernick on 'CBS This Morning' on Monday.

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Former Giants running back Tiki Barber—who currently co-hosts the CBS Sports Radio talk show Tiki and Tierney—agreed to sit down with CBS This Morning on Monday to share his thoughts on the Colin Kaepernick controversy. He spoke very briefly about why he believes the 49ers quarterback should have stood for the national anthem prior to a Packers/49ers preseason game in San Francisco on Friday night. You can watch his appearance on the show, which begins at the 1:08 mark of the video and concludes at the 1:23 mark, below:

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"I agree with his desire to continue the narrative," Barber said. "There are issues in this country. That you have to commend him for. But I don’t commend him for sitting and not honoring this country and our flag."

Initially, Barber’s comments didn’t generate much of a reaction on social media. But on Tuesday morning, this tweet that CBS This Morning sent out on Monday started making the rounds:

"I don't commend him for sitting and not honoring this country and our flag." -- @TikiBarber on @Kaepernick7 pic.twitter.com/8JeU9WKQZf

— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) August 29, 2016

And before long, Barber’s name replaced Jerry Rice’s name on Twitter’s U.S. Trends list with lots of people calling him out for the comments he made on CBS This Morning and bringing up his personal issues as evidence of why they believe he shouldn’t be allowed to criticize Kaepernick. Here’s just a sample of the criticism Barber faced:

Knowing his history, Tiki Barber talking about "honor" is kinda like Ryan Lochte talking about "honesty".

— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) August 30, 2016

One of Barber’s most prominent critics was former NFL player/current ESPN analyst Damien Woody who responded to the CBS This Morning tweet with this:

I see.... https://t.co/YLI5CraNut

— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) August 30, 2016

And it led to a brief back-and-forth between Barber and Woody on Twitter:

Too true, Woody!
Kaep's got our attention, now what's next? https://t.co/BMhdFUaGnX

— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) August 30, 2016

Barber later added this:

Trying to fight emotion with intellectualism is a fool's errand
Calm down, get educated & educate #anysubject

— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) August 30, 2016

Even though controversy has been swirling about the Kaepernick situation for more than three days now, it’s clear that it’s not going to quiet down anytime soon.


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