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South Park Parodies Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

"Why did I listen to Colin Kaepernick? He’s not even any good"

Following Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the singing of the national anthem, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback will be the subject of South Park‘s 20th season premiere Wednesday.

A clip released Monday by the Comedy Central animated series shows the residents of South Park — including Stan, Kyle and Randy — singing a parody of The Star-Spangled Banner with lyrics that blatantly mock Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick is great.
Cops are pigs, cops are pigs.
Wait, someone just took my stuff, I need to call the cops.
Oh, no, I just said cops are pigs.
Who’s gonna help me get my stuff?
Why did I listen to Colin Kaepernick? He’s not even any good.
Oh, I just got all my stuff back
Cops are pigs again, cops are pigs.
Colin Kaepernick’s a good backup…

Kaepernick’s protests have lead to a string of similar demonstrations by fellow NFL players who have joined him, with several either kneeling or raising their fists in solidarity as the anthem played before their respective games this past week. Watch the teaser below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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