Tomi Lahren
Journalist Tomi Lahren faced massive Twitter outrage after tweeting a picture which showed activist Colin Kaepernick kneeling in front of World War II soldiers. Here, Tomi Lahren at 'Chelsea Handler in Conversation with Tomi Lahren' panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, July. 29, 2017. Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon

Fox News journalist Tomi Lahren faced a massive Twitter uproar Thursday for posting an edited picture that showed quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling in front of World War II soldiers.

She tweeted the picture along with a caption stating, “Food For Thought.” The black and white picture showed WW II soldiers going into the water from a boat and Kaepernick kneeling down and looking at them.

The tweet aimed to question Kaepernick’s protest against the treatment of minorities in 2016, when he kneeled down during the American national anthem before a games when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.

On Nov. 13, Colin Kaepernick was adjudged “Citizen of the Year” by GQ. According to an article by the magazine, Kaepernick was one of the best quarterbacks in the world but has been locked out of the game because of his protest.

The article also said that while GQ was discussing the cover of the magazine with Kaepernick, he stated he wanted to recover the narrative of his protest, but his plans were disrupted by President Donald Trump who wanted to promote himself at every moment.

He also stressed that he intended to remain silent and that he understood the importance of silence. He also said that his image was going through a shift, and people have started viewing him more as an activist than a football personality.

With regards to keeping silent after the controversy, he said it was conscious decision as his opponents will twist his words and use them against him. He claimed that silence has done a lot for him and hence he wouldn’t speak.

Lahren’s tweet created a massive Twitter reaction. Some of them ranted against the journalist for her tweet.

While there were some who did take Lahren's advice to think about the picture, some spoke against Kaepernick's protest.

Going after Kaepernics and other athletes is nothing new for Lahren. Just this week she went after LaVar Ball following his resopnse to his son's release from China. "LaVar Ball obviously is unfamiliar with what happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea. Maybe he’d be more grateful," Lahren tweeted.

Ball's son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other UCLA players were arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting. Following the players return home Trump said the players should thank him.

According to an NFL Media report from August 2016, Kaepernick elucidated the reason for his protest and said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color .”

He went on to say, “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

The 49ers then issued a statement regarding the incident which said, “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem."

Then 49ers coach Chip Kelly reportedly said that Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the national anthem was “his right as a citizen” and added that he did not have the right to tell Kaepernick “not to do something.”