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As Team USA prepare to represent their country at the Fiba World Cup, their coach, Gregg Popovich, has given his thoughts on patriotism and how some have twisted the concept for their own ends. He also praised Colin Kaepernick, who he believes has taken a “patriotic” stand.
“Patriotism means a lot of things to different people,” Popovich said. “There’s people who are truly committed in that sense and people who are fake. The show of patriotism I think is a bit inappropriate and that is not something that I think we want to emulate. Because someone hugs a flag doesn’t mean they’re patriotic. Being a patriot is somebody that respects their country and understands that the best thing about our country is that we have the ability to fix things that have not come to fruition for a lot of people so far.”
Source: The Guardian
Team USA coach Gregg Popovich praises 'patriotic' Colin Kaepernick