Waupaca County Board supervisor: Colin Kaepernick 'might get shot' if he comes back to Wisconsin

Kaepernick has family in the New London area
Posted at 7:57 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 21:22:55-04

A Waupaca County Board supervisor is not apologizing for a controversial comment about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and his decision to sit down during the national anthem.

"I said there's a possibility he might get shot if he comes back to New London, because there's a lot of people very disturbed about him not standing up," County Board Supervisor John Penney said. 

"I didn't say it was me. I didn't say it was anybody else. I said there's a possibility, that's it," he continued.

Penney made the comment during a county executive meeting Tuesday. A large portion of Kaepernick's extended family lives in the New London area of Waupaca County.

"I'm a patriotic guy," Penney said. "I'm a retired veteran myself and I'm a patriot. A patriot is one who loves our country and does everything they can to make it better."

Kaepernick has said he will continue his protest before Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers.