With a new Nike campaign including Colin Kaepernick, the Right in the U.S. cannot help themselves by once again invoking a false and offensive characterization of Pat Tillman, who gave up his NFL career for the military.
Tillman’s family has once again been forced to reject those who misuse Tillman’s name and tragic death for false conservative narratives. The truth about Pat Tillman is complex, but that truth is not hard to find.
Here, then, is a reader to help those who genuinely wish to honor Tillman:
- Pat Tillman (11/6/76 – 4/22/04): A Decade of Forgetting
- Pat Tillman’s Widow Doesn’t Want Her Husband Used for Anti-Kaepernick Stunts | GQ
- The flaws of using Pat Tillman’s memory to disparage Colin Kaepernick
- The Tillman Story (23 January 2010)