A Missouri bar is facing backlash for using jerseys of Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick as doormats.
In a report from KOMU 8, Jason Burle, owner of Lake Ozark bar S.N.A.F.U, said he ordered the jerseys to use as doormats because of the ongoing controversy surrounding the take a knee protest that is happening in the NFL. However, some patrons took offense to not only the jerseys being used as doormats but how they were placed, with Lynch’s jersey in front of Kaepernick’s to read “Lynch Kaepernick.”
“That’s not the Missouri I know,” Taylor Sloan said. “It just kind of upset me really bad. Put a bad taste in my mouth.”
“You are also expressing hate, violence and continuing American racism under the faux guise of patriotism,” Sloan also wrote in a Facebook post upon seeing the jerseys. The exchange continued as Sloan and Burle talked about the jerseys, with the latter writing “It’s funny to me that someone would look that far deeply into it just to find a racist link.”
However, Burle has since changed the order of the jerseys although they still remain as doormats in the front of his bar.