WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is apologizing for characterizing as “dumb and disrespectful” a inhabitant anthem protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes.
The probity expelled a matter from Ginsburg on Friday in that she pronounced she was hardly wakeful of a anthem criticism and that her comments were “inappropriately dismissive and harsh.”
“Some of we have inquired about a book talk in that we was asked how we felt about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who refused to mount for a inhabitant anthem,” Ginsburg’s matter read. “Barely wakeful of a occurrence or a purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. we should have declined to respond.”
It’s a second time in new months that a 83-year-old Ginsburg has apologized for open comments. She pronounced her comments criticizing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in Jul were “ill advised.”
The latest debate arose after Ginsburg commented on Kaepernick’s refusal to mount for a anthem, given adopted by other football players and athletes in other sports. She pronounced a athletes have a right to criticism “if they wish to be stupid.”
Kaepernick had a totalled response to Ginsburg’s initial comments.
“It is unsatisfactory to hear a Supreme Court probity call a criticism opposite injustices and hardship `stupid, dumb’ in anxiety to players doing that,” Kaepernick said, according to The San Jose Mercury News.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.