Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3676: Colin Kaepernick Says He Be Sitting Down During the National Anthem - Body Language and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)

It is of course now common knowledge that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand during the National Anthem before opening ceremonies of NFL football games. Although Kaepernick has exercised this civil disobedience for entire 2016 preseason - his action was not first publicly noted until he did so while in uniform before a game versus the Green Bay Packers on 26 August 2016.

In the video above, beginning at 1:01 Colin Kaepernick continues, "You can become a cop in six months and don't have to have - the same amount of training as a cosmetologist. That's, that's insane. I mean - someone that's holding a curling iron has more education and more training - than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us."

Throughout much of this statement, Kaepernick is projecting two strong emotions. The image below was capture during 1:09 as he says, "... insane ...".

Note Kaepernick's right mustache area is contracted (tightened) and elevated along with the right corner of his mouth. His right nostril is also flared. Simultaneously - we also can see the incredulous elevation of the QB's left eyebrow.

Summary: Colin Kaepernick is expressing both a contempt and disbelief toward the governing institutions in what he feels is a significant lack of training of police officers.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3601: Casey Neistat & Candice Pool - Water Spit Challenge - Body Language, Laughing and Mirror Neurons 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3572: Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel - regarding Donald Trump Debate 

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Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3418: Mayor Eric Garcetti, The Port of Los Angeles and a Body Language Mistake Leaders Commit Routinely