The U.S. Navy SEALs are investigating a viral video that shows four military dogs attacking a handler in a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida.
While the incident occurred in January 2019, the video recently surfaced, forcing the U.S. Navy to condemn what happened.
"The inherent message of this video is completely inconsistent with the values and ethos of Naval Special Warfare and the U.S. Navy," the Navy said in a statement. "We are investigating the matter fully, and initial indications are that there were no active-duty Navy personnel or equipment involved with this independent organization's event."
The videos were uploaded to Instagram, but have since been removed. They were re-uploaded to Twitter by documentary film director Billy Corben. The first video shows up to four dogs attacking the handler, identified as Josh. The original post on Instagram said the dogs were attacking him because he refused to stand for the national anthem.
In a second video, Josh is on the ground as the dogs retreat. Another man, dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle, approaches him and tells him to roll over on his belly. As he sits up, he says, "Oh man, I will stand," eliciting laughter from the crowd.
This is not the first time the museum has targeted the national anthem protests. During an event in November 2018, an SUV with "Take a knee," and "Nike" painted on the side was used as a target during a mock assault.
The SEAL museum has not commented on the videos.
Photo: Twitter/Billy Corben