LOOK: Colin Kaepernick's jersey being used as doormat at restaurant

Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem as a way to protest racial inequality in America isn't sitting well with everyone in America.

While Kaepernick's been making his statement by kneeling over the past month, two restaurant owners have decided to make a statement of their own by using Kaepernick's jersey as a doormat.

At Krossroads in Virginia Beach, patrons are greeted with a red No. 7 jersey when they walk into the restaurant. A customer who happens to agree with Kaepernick's protest took a picture of the jersey last week and then posted that picture to Facebook along with some scathing comments aimed at the restaurant.


The customer who posted the picture, James Perry, said that the restaurant is being racist. In the caption posted to Facebook, the man vehemently defends Kaepernick.

The restaurant owner told WTKR.com in Virginia Beach that that doormat has nothing to do with Kaepernick's race and everything to do with the fact that he feels that Kaepernick is disrespecting the American flag.

The doormat hasn't exactly been popular with everyone: Dozens of people went on Yelp over the past week and gave the "racist" restaurant a one-star rating, which probably isn't good for business.

The restaurant in Virginia Beach is at least the second establishment over the past month to use a Kaepernick jersey as a doormat. In early September, a cigar lounge in Texas started using a Kaepernick jersey as its doormat.

The owner of the cigar lounge told KPRC in Houston that he plans on keeping the jersey there indefinitely.

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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