A Missouri bar owner is facing criticism after he created a doormat out of a Colin Kaepernick jersey that some view as racist.
Jason Burle, owner of the S.N.A.F.U Bar in Lake Ozark, Missouri, told KOMU the doormat wasn't about race. The owner taped down two NFL jerseys side-by-side, a Raiders Marshawn Lynch and a Kaepernick jersey, on the sidewalk just outside the bar's entrance.
When the two are placed side-by-side it spells out "Lynch Kaepernick."
"We pulled them out of the box, taped them down. There was no ill-intent," Burle said. "If someone thinks that I mean personal harm to someone, they don't know me."
Taylor Sloan passed by the bar over the weekend, snapped a few photos and couldn't believe what he saw.
"That's not the Missouri I know," Sloan told KOMU. "It just kind of upset me really bad. Put a bad taste in my mouth."
Sloan ended up getting into an argument with Burle on the bar's Facebook page.
Sloan wrote on the page, "You are also expressing hate, violence and continuing American racism under the faux guise of patriotism."