Broadcaster Charles Adler—a former guest host for Sean Hannity on FOX News—apologizes to Colin Kaepernick

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      In the wake of the Minneapolis police-involved death of George Floyd, a Vancouver broadcaster has done something unusual for a self-described conservative.

      Charles Adler apologized to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

      While most liberal-minded people were inspired by Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem in the 2016-17 season to protest police killings of African Americans, the conservative movement went berserk.

      They were egged on by President Donald Trump, who called on NFL owners to fire players who refused to stand during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".  And no team would sign Kaepernick as a free agent, ending his career.

      In 2017, Donald Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who took a knee during the national anthem.

      Adler hosts a show on the Corus Radio network, which is controlled by the Shaw family.

      According to Adler's bio, he used to host a nationally syndicated radio show from Tampa, Florida, and he has guest hosted for FOX News host Sean Hannity on the TV show Hannity and Colmes, which ran from 1996 to 2009.

      Read his apology below, as well as part of the debate that ensued over Twitter.

      Here's something many people don't know about Kaepernick: he posted a 4.0 grade point average when he was studying business while playing football at the University of Nevada, Reno.

      In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz has dispatched the National Guard to try to quell the ongoing protests in the wake of Floyd's death.