*The U.S. Navy SEALs say they’re investigating the viral video showing a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey being attacked by dogs at a demonstration event during a fundraiser for a Navy SEAL museum.
The video, filmed at the South Florida Shooting Club in Palm City, was originally shared on Instagram in January 2020, but went viral in the first weekend of August. It shows a man in protective clothing and a Kaepernick jersey being bitten by SEAL attack dogs as part of the demonstration in front of a crowd of spectators. Another video of the same event shows men in military clothing performing a mock capture of the man after the dogs have been removed.
As he lies on the ground, he says “Oh man, I’ll stand,” drawing laughter from the watching crowd.
In a statement on their official Twitter account, the U.S. Navy SEALs said: “The inherent message of this video is completely inconsistent with the values and ethos of Naval Special Warfare and the U.S. Navy.”
The statement added that the SEALs are investigating the incident and that “initial indications” were that there were no active duty Navy personnel or equipment involved in the display.
The dog demonstration incident isn’t the only one associated with the museum and Kaepernick’s protests. Video of the museum’s 33rd Annual Muster event in November 2018, showed a mock military engagement in which an SUV with “Take a knee eh Nike” painted in large letters on the side was a target. The mock soldiers proceed to fire their weapons at the car, and the people who arrived in it lie down, acting as though they had been shot.